- User's Guide (PDF, HTML)
- Reference Manual (PDF, HTML)
- Advanced Concepts (PDF)
- Overview of Thorn README files
- Arrangement Guides
- Thorn Guides
The User's Guide is for those new to Cactus. It details the
process of installing and compiling Cactus, running applications, thorn
wrting, utility routines, and thorn infrastructure.
The Reference Manual gives a list of thorns, CCTK_* functions, Util_* functions,
and in addition explains configuration file syntax, schedule bins, and CVS commands for
checkout and commit procedures.
This document concisely explains concepts that span multiple thorns but which
are not part of the flesh, namely tag tables and the post-processing of data from the
This table gives authors and summaries of the Thorn README files.
These tutorials, some of which were presented in past conferences such as
TeraGrid, offer an interactive approach to using Cactus; others explain the installation
and compilation of Cactus on specific architectures.
This includes documentation for the CactusWave and CactusEinstein thorn arrangements.
It gives the purpose of the arrangement and the description of the thorns.
This is a list of individual PDF document files detailing the purpose and use of
This lists and describes visualization packages and data output formats for Cactus.
How to cite Cactus.