Pre Release Version 1.6.0-rc4

Version 1.6.0-rc4


Array Type Input and Output

In most circumstances, the software now returns numerical data using the Python array class. This is more efficient than using standard lists, as it encapsulates a contiguous block of memory. More information about this class can be found at The representation can be easily converted to lists and numpy arrays for efficient manipulation.

When accepting user input involving lists of homogenous data, such as set_node_values the user may enter data using either a list, string of bytes, or the array class. It may also be used to input numpy arrays or any other class with a tobytes method.

Get Matrix and RHS for External Use

The get_matrix_and_rhs command has been added to assemble the static and dynamic matrices, as well as their right hand sides, based on the current state of the device being simulated. The format option is used to specify the sparse matrix format, which may be either in the compressed column or compressed row formats, csc or csr.

Max Divergence Count

If the Newton iteration errors keep increasing for 20 iterations in a row, then the simulator stops. This limit was previously 5.