By using the SLEPc library, BOUT++ can be used as an eigenvalue solver to find the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of sets of equations.
Configuring with SLEPc¶
The BOUT++ interface has been tested with SLEPc version 3.4.3, itself compiled with PETSc 3.4.2. SLEPc version 3.4 should work, but other versions will not yet.
Time derivatives can be taken directly from the RHS function, or by advancing the simulation in time by a relatively large increment. This second method acts to damp high frequency components