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GetFEM was born during the PhD thesis of Yves Renard (1994-1998, the first files dating from 1995). The fondamental bases of GetFEM (assembly in any dimension, separation of geometric transformations, finite element methods and cubature methods) date from 1999. However, GetFEM did not take the size it is now without the contributions of Julien Pommier since 2001. His major contributions are generic assembly, Matlab and Python interfaces and the graphical postprocessing (including nice Matlab functions, vtk, open DX output, slices ...). Early versions distributed in 2002 already contain these components. Since then, GetFEM grows thanks to various collaborations and external contributions.

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GetFEM++ is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version along with the GCC Runtime Library Exception either version 3.1 or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License and GCC Runtime Library Exception for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

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