I have ported some tutorial steps from the well-known and widely used FE software package deal.II (see deal.II Homepage) to FEMLISP. These are very well worked out and can be started by loading them first with
(asdf:make :dealii-tutorial) (in-package :fl.dealii)
(or something like ’,l<enter>dealii<tab><enter>’ in the SLIME buffer).
Then you have two options:
The first option is to ensure that your default directory is the dealii-tutorial directory, which you can do executing
(setf *default-pathname-defaults* (ASDF/SYSTEM:SYSTEM-SOURCE-DIRECTORY :dealii-tutorial))
in your REPL. After that you can start the tutorial interactively with
where ‘step-1’ can be replaced by ‘step-X’, for other X of course.
The second option is avoiding
process-tutorial-file and looking
at the tutorial files directly. This has the advantage that the actual
code is syntax-highlighted and also indented in a better way compared
with the output of
process-tutorial-file which simply uses the
Common Lisp pretty-print functionality. These tutorial files can be
found in the directory
femlisp/src/application/courses/dealii-tutorial and have the
names "step-X.lisp" where X is some number. If you open any of these
files in Emacs you can also set the package and the directory of the
SLIME repl easily by typing ‘C-c ~’
(slime-sync-package-and-default-directory) in the "step-X.lisp" buffer.
Then you can go through the file at your own discretion and evaluate any
form you wish by positioning your cursor after it and pressing "C-x C-e"