Code_Aster Open Source version stable (12.4) and testing (13.0) available for download

20 August 2015

The new versions of Code_Aster Open source, Code_Aster stable (12.4) and Code_Aster testing (13.0) are available for download.

Given the two years development cycle, these two versions are identical, only the name differs.

The distribution format remains identical: a unique archive contains Code_Aster and all other additional tools in the form of source code.

Apart from Code_Aster you will find the latest available updates: astk 1.13.6 (Aster’s GUI for calculation management), Eficas 2015.2 (graphical editor for command files), Homard 11.2 (a mesh refining tool), the med 3.0.8 library (exchange of meshes and fields with third-party codes), metis 4.0.3 (reordering tool), mumps 4.10.0 (linear solver), etc.

In addition, as for the previous version, Code_Aster 12.4 incorporates an interface to MFront, a constitutive law generator developed by CEA and EDF. The packaged version is MFront 2.0.2.


  • A recent version of Python (2.7) with the numpy module
  • A Fortran compiler
  • A C/C++ compiler

Please read the README file before the installation, then

python setup.py install --prefix=/opt/aster.

We advise you to use Intel compilers if they are available for Code_Aster, and Mumps and use GNU compilers for the other embedded software.