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 the
.local in the user’s home directory is also searched to allow
symbolic linking to a custom location.
In a last step, we also run the shell command
where comsol (on Windows)
which comsol (on Linux and macOS) to find a Comsol installation
that isn’t in a default location, but for which the Comsol executable
was added to the executable search path.
Note that duplicate installations will be ignored. That is, a Comsol installation found in a later step that reports the same version as one found in an earlier step will be ignored, regardless of install 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.
Returns Comsol executables found in the Windows Registry.
Returns Comsol executables found on the file system.
Returns Comsol executable if found on the system’s search path.
Returns the list of available Comsol back-ends.
Returns information about the Comsol back-end.
A specific Comsol
versioncan be selected by name if several are installed, for example
version='6.0'. Otherwise the latest version is used.