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MFEM is a free, lightweight, scalable C++ library for finite element methods.


MFEM is used in many projects, including BLAST, VisIt, xSDK, SciDAC/FASTMath, and the co-design Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) in the Exascale Computing Project.

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Date Message
Jun 24, 2020 MFEM video available on YouTube.
Jun 8, 2020 ECP podcast about mfem-4.1.
Mar 10, 2020 Version 4.1 released.
Nov 20, 2019 MFEM overview paper available on arXiv.

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New users should start by examining the example codes.

We also recommend using GLVis for visualization.


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