Documentation

  • User's Guide (PDF, HTML)
    • 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.

  • Reference Manual (PDF, HTML)
    • 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.

  • Advanced Concepts (PDF)
    • 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 CactusEinstein infrastructure.

  • Overview of Thorn README files
    • This table gives authors and summaries of the Thorn README files.

  • Tutorials
    • 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.

  • Arrangement Guides
    • This includes documentation for the CactusWave and CactusEinstein thorn arrangements. It gives the purpose of the arrangement and the description of the thorns.

  • Thorn Guides
    • This is a list of individual PDF document files detailing the purpose and use of each thorn.

  • Visualization
    • This lists and describes visualization packages and data output formats for Cactus.

  • Citation
    • How to cite Cactus.