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       evolver-nox-q  -  The  Surface  Evolver  program with no X support and quadruple precision
       floating point format


       evolver-nox-q [-a][-d][-e][-i][-m][-q][-w][-x][-y][-h][-V] [-f FILE] [-pN] [DATAFILE]


       The Surface Evolver is an interactive program for the modelling of liquid surfaces  shaped
       by  various forces and constraints.  Basically the Surface Evolver minimizes the energy of
       triangulated surfaces according to designated energies and constraints.

       This man page mainly documents command line options and environment variables.


       -a     Autoconvert to  named  quantities  when  needed  (default  is  on);  use  `-a-'  to
              deactivate autoconversion.

       -d     Begin  with  parser debugging on (equivalent to `debug' runtime command); beware of
              copious output.

       -e     Echo stdin to stdout; meant for testing piped input.

       -f FILE
              After loading DATAFILE, read commands from file, then command line prompt.

       -i     Preserve DATAFILE numbers for element id's, rather than renumbering.

       -m     Begin with memory debugging on (equivalent to `memdebug' runtime  command);  beware
              of copious output.

       -pN    Run with N concurrent processes.

       -q     Convert to named quantities at start (equivalent to `convert_to_quantities' runtime

       -w     Exit immediately after any warning or error message; meant for batch runs.

       -x     Exit immediately after any error message; meant for batch runs.

       -y     Break to user prompt after any warning message.

       -h     Display this help, then exit.

       -V     Display the version and the banner, then exit.


       The latest version  of  the  Surface  Evolver,  up-to-date  documentation,  and  more  are
       available on-line from:



       Surface Evolver Version 2.70a (Debian 2.70+ds-4build2), August 27, 2013, 64-bit.  Compiled
       for float128, 33 digits precision.  Built with Geomview support.


              Colon-separated list of paths automatically searched for datafiles, included files,
              or  on-line  help documentation.  By default, the paths /usr/share/doc/evolver/html
              and /usr/share/doc/evolver/examples are appended  (in  that  order);  this  default
              behaviour  can  be cancelled by appending at least three consecutive colons (":::")
              at its end.


              Per user command history file.

              The (complete) Surface Evolver Manual in PDF format.

              The HTML version of the Surface Evolver Manual that contains what  the  PDF  manual
              has, modulo some advanced material.

              This  folder  contains sample material, mainly datafiles and command-files, for the
              Surface Evolver.


       Ken Brakke <> has written and currently maintained the core  part  of  the
       Surface   Evolver.    This   man   page   was   written   for   Debian  by  Jerome  Benoit


       Report bugs to Ken Brakke <>


       Copyright © 1989-2016 Ken Brakke <>


       The  complete  manual  for  the  Surface  Evolver  is  available  in  PDF  format  in  the
       documentation folder as /usr/share/doc/evolver/manual.pdf.

       geomview(1), polymerge(1), anytooff(1), oogl(5), readline(3)