The purpose of this Wiki is to collect information related to the simulation software Finesse. Please see also the Forums on these pages.
- How to report bugs
- Changes between different versions (This includes short description of features not yet described in the manual)
- Hints for using Finesse on Windows
Get the source code¶
Finesse is an open source program available to all on Mac, Linux and Windows and getting started using or developing Finesse should be easy! If you are starting out you have two options:
Download the binary and start modelling!¶
Download Finesse Binary files from gwoptics.org, on the same page you can download a set of simple example Files Finesse_examples.zip. Further have a look at the manual (more than 180 pages long pdf document) and you are ready to start modelling.
Or get the source code and build the latest version of Finesse directly¶
The finesse source is stored in "git repositories at LIGO which are publicly readable. For better packaging the Finesse files are split over several git repositories, therefore we have provided install scripts that help you downloading (cloning) everything you need. If you want to access the git repositories directly, have a look into the install scripts, see below.
- Windows download and build instructions
- Linux download and build instructions
- Mac download and build instructions
For those who want to help develop Finesse further please see,