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Release notes
Meep manual
C++ Tutorial
C++ Reference
License and Copyright

The latest release of Meep is version 1.3 (which requires libctl version 3.2 or later), which may be downloaded from:

You can also download the latest development sources from Meep on Github.

Older releases may be found at

Meep is free software under the GNU GPL and comes with NO WARRANTY of any kind (see the license).

Refer to the Meep release notes to see what's new in this version, and be sure to read the Meep Installation manual for how to compile and install it.

Please subscribe to the meep-announce mailing list to receive a message when Meep is updated:

Python interface

A Python interface for Meep is currently under development. A separate version was developed by the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University, in particular thanks to Emmanuel Lambert, Martin Fiers, Shavkat Nizamov, Martijn Tassaert, Peter Bienstman, and Wim Bogaerts. It can be downloaded from:

Additional information including installation instructions and tutorials is provided by F. Dominec.

Precompiled Meep packages for Debian and Ubuntu

A convenient precompiled package of Meep is also available in Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu, specifically as the meep package (currently only in Debian testing or unstable):

We highly recommend using Debian or Ubuntu, as in Debian or Ubuntu the Meep software and all of its dependencies can be installed simply by typing one line:

apt-get install meep h5utils

You can also install the parallel version of Meep using:

apt-get install meep-mpi

Currently, the Debian meep-mpi package uses MPICH, so if you want to use Open MPI then you need to build your own.

Meep on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The latest, pre-installed versions of Meep and MPB running on Ubuntu can also be accessed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as a free Amazon Machine Image (AMI). To access this AMI, follow these instructions.

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