Discovers Comsol installations.
This is an internal helper module that is not part of the public API. It retrieves information about installed Comsol versions, i.e. available simulation back-ends, and locates the installation folders.
On Windows, the discovery mechanism relies on the Registry to provide
information about install locations. On Linux and macOS, Comsol is
expected to be installed at its respective default location. Though on
Linux, the folder
.local in the user’s home directory is also
searched to allow symbolic linking to a custom location.
Parses version information as returned by Comsol executable.
(name, major, minor, patch, build)where
nameis a string and the rest are numbers. The name is a short-hand based on the major, minor, and patch version numbers, e.g.
ValueErrorif the input string deviates from the expected format, i.e., the format in which the Comsol executable returns version information.