A graphical user interface

A graphical user interface#

Preparing a parameter file in a text editor can be a tedious task, not only because the number of input parameters has grown considerably during the development of ASPECT, but also because remembering the names of commonly used options is a waste of (human) memory. Therefore, we provide a graphical user interface that builds upon an available program for deal.II. This GUI allows to investigate existing input parameters, including their default values, modify these values in a spreadsheet like environment and then save a formatted parameter file that can be used to start an ASPECT model. In the following subsections we describe installing and using this user interface.