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We will start by examining a simple one dimensional heat diffusion example. This problem will provide a good launch pad to build our knowledge of \esc and demonstrate how to solve simple partial differential equations (PDEs)\footnote{Wikipedia provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to \textit{Partial Differential Equations} \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_differential_equation}, however their relevance to \esc and implementation should become a clearer as we develop our understanding further into the cookbook.} 
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\section{One Dimensional Heat Diffusion in an Iron Rod} 
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\sslist{onedheatdiff001.py and cblib.py} 
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%\label{Sec:1DHDv0} 
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The first model consists of a simple cold iron bar at a constant temperature of zero \reffig{fig:onedhdmodel}. The bar is perfectly insulated on all sides with a heating element at one end. Intuition tells us that as heat is applied; energy will disperse along the bar via conduction. With time the bar will reach a constant temperature equivalent to that of the heat source. 
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\begin{figure}[h!] 
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\centerline{\includegraphics[width=4.in]{figures/onedheatdiff}} 
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\caption{One dimensional model of an Iron bar.} 
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\label{fig:onedhdmodel} 
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\end{figure} 
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\subsection{1D Heat Diffusion Equation} 
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We can model the heat distribution of this problem over time using the one dimensional heat diffusion equation\footnote{A detailed discussion on how the heat diffusion equation is derived can be found at \url{http://online.redwoods.edu/instruct/darnold/DEProj/sp02/AbeRichards/paper.pdf}}; 
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which is defined as: 
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\begin{equation} 
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\rho c\hackscore p \frac{\partial T}{\partial t}  \kappa \frac{\partial^{2} T}{\partial x^{2}} = q\hackscore H 
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\label{eqn:hd} 
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\end{equation} 
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where $\rho$ is the material density, $c\hackscore p$ is the specific heat and $\kappa$ is the thermal 
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conductivity\footnote{A list of some common thermal conductivities is available from Wikipedia \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_thermal_conductivities}}. Here we assume that these material 
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parameters are \textbf{constant}. 
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The heat source is defined by the right hand side of \refEq{eqn:hd} as $q\hackscore{H}$; this can take the form of a constant or a function of time and space. For example $q\hackscore{H} = q\hackscore{0}e^{\gamma t}$ where we have the output of our heat source decaying with time. There are also two partial derivatives in \refEq{eqn:hd}; $\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}$ describes the change in temperature with time while $\frac{\partial ^2 T}{\partial x^2}$ is the spatial change of temperature. As there is only a single spatial dimension to our problem, our temperature solution $T$ is only dependent on the time $t$ and our position along the iron bar $x$. 
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\subsection{PDEs and the General Form} 
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Potentially, it is now possible to solve PDE \refEq{eqn:hd} analytically and this would produce an exact solution to our problem. However, it is not always possible or practical to solve a problem this way. Alternatively, computers can be used to solve these kinds of problems. To do this, a numerical approach is required to discretised 
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the PDE \refEq{eqn:hd} in time and space so finally we are left with a finite number of equations for a finite number of spatial and time steps in the model. While discretization introduces approximations and a degree of error, we find that a sufficiently sampled model is generally accurate enough for the requirements of the modeler. 
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Firstly, we will discretise the PDE \refEq{eqn:hd} in the time direction which will 
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leave as with a steady linear PDE which is involving spatial derivatives only and needs to be solved in each time 
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step to progress in time  \esc can help us here. 
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For the discretization in time we will use is the Backwards Euler approximation scheme\footnote{see \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_method}}. It bases on the 
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approximation 
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\begin{equation} 
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\frac{\partial T(t)}{\partial t} \approx \frac{T(t)T(th)}{h} 
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\label{eqn:beuler} 
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\end{equation} 
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for $\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}$ at time $t$ 
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where $h$ is the time step size. This can also be written as; 
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\begin{equation} 
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\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}(t^{(n)}) \approx \frac{T^{(n)}  T^{(n1)}}{h} 
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\label{eqn:Tbeuler} 
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\end{equation} 
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where the upper index $n$ denotes the n\textsuperscript{th} time step. So one has 
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\begin{equation} 
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\begin{array}{rcl} 
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t^{(n)} & = & t^{(n1)}+h \\ 
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T^{(n)} & = & T(t^{(n1)}) \\ 
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\end{array} 
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\end{equation} 
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Substituting \refEq{eqn:Tbeuler} into \refEq{eqn:hd} we get; 
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\begin{equation} 
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\frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} (T^{(n)}  T^{(n1)})  \kappa \frac{\partial^{2} T^{(n)}}{\partial x^{2}} = q\hackscore H 
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\label{eqn:hddisc} 
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\end{equation} 
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Notice that we evaluate the spatial derivative term at current time $t^{(n)}$  therefore the name \textbf{backward Euler} scheme. Alternatively, one can use evaluate the spatial derivative term at the previous time $t^{(n1)}$. This 
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approach is called the \textbf{forward Euler} scheme. This scheme can provide some computational advantages which 
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we are not discussed here but has the major disadvantage that depending on the 
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material parameter as well as the discretiztion of the spatial derivative term the time step size $h$ needs to be chosen sufficiently small to achieve a stable temperature when progressing in time. The term \textit{stable} means 
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that the approximation of the temperature will not grow beyond its initial bounds and becomes unphysical. 
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The backward Euler which we use here is unconditionally stable meaning that under the assumption of 
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physically correct problem setup the temperature approximation remains physical for all times. 
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The user needs to keep in mind that the discretization error introduced by \refEq{eqn:beuler} 
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is sufficiently small so a good approximation of the true temperature is calculated. It is 
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therefore crucial that the user remains critical about his/her results and for instance compares 
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the results for different time and spatial step sizes. 
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To get the temperature $T^{(n)}$ at time $t^{(n)}$ we need to solve the linear 
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differential equation \refEq{eqn:hddisc} which is only including spatial derivatives. To solve this problem 
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we want to to use \esc. 
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\esc interfaces with any given PDE via a general form. For the purpose of this introduction we will illustrate a simpler version of the full linear PDE general form which is available in the \esc user's guide. A simplified form that suits our heat diffusion problem\footnote{In the form of the \esc users guide which using the Einstein convention is written as 
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$(A\hackscore{jl} u\hackscore{,l})\hackscore{,j}+D u =Y$} 
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\begin{equation}\label{eqn:commonform nabla} 
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\nabla\cdot(A\cdot\nabla u) + Du = f 
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where $A$, $D$ and $f$ are known values and $u$ is the unknown solution. The symbol $\nabla$ which is called the \textit{Nabla operator} or \textit{del operator} represents 
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the spatial derivative of its subject  in this case $u$. Lets assume for a moment that we deal with a onedimensional problem then ; 
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\begin{equation}\label{eqn:commonform} 
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A\frac{\partial^{2}u}{\partial x^{2}} + Du = f 
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if $A$ is constant. To match this simplified general form to our problem \refEq{eqn:hddisc} 
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we rearrange \refEq{eqn:hddisc}; 
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\begin{equation} 
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\frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} T^{(n)}  \kappa \frac{\partial^2 T^{(n)}}{\partial x^2} = q\hackscore H + \frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} T^{(n1)} 
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The PDE is now in a form that satisfies \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} which is required for \esc to solve our PDE. This can be done by generating a solution for successive increments in the time nodes $t^{(n)}$ where 
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$t^{(0)}=0$ and $t^{(n)}=t^{(n1)}+h$ where $h>0$ is the step size and assumed to be constant. 
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In the following the upper index ${(n)}$ refers to a value at time $t^{(n)}$. Finally, by comparing \refEq{eqn:hdgenf} with \refEq{eqn:commonform} it can be seen that; 
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\begin{equation}\label{ESCRIPT SET} 
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A = \kappa; D = \frac{\rho c \hackscore{p}}{h}; f = q \hackscore{H} + \frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} T^{(n1)} 
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Now that the general form has been established, it can be submitted to \esc. Note that it is necessary to establish the state of our system at time zero or $T^{(n=0)}$. This is due to the time derivative approximation we have used from \refEq{eqn:Tbeuler}. Our model stipulates a starting temperature in the iron bar of 0\textcelsius. Thus the temperature distribution is simply; 
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\begin{equation} 
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\subsection{Boundary Conditions} 
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With the PDE sufficiently modified, consideration must now be given to the boundary conditions of our model. Typically there are two main types of boundary conditions known as \textbf{Neumann} and \textbf{Dirichlet} boundary conditions\footnote{More information on Boundary Conditions is available at Wikipedia \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_conditions}}, respectively. 
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A \textbf{Dirichlet boundary condition} is conceptually simpler and is used to prescribe a known value to the unknown  in our example the temperature  on parts of or the entire boundary of the region of interest. 
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For our model problem we want to keep the initial temperature setting on the left side of the 
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iron bar over time. This defines a Dirichlet boundary condition for the PDE \refEq{eqn:hddisc} to be solved at each time step. 
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On the other end of the iron rod we want to add an appropriate boundary condition to define insolation to prevent 
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any loss or inflow of energy at the right end of the rod. Mathematically this is expressed by prescribing 
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the heat flux $\kappa \frac{\partial T}{\partial x}$ to zero on the right end of the rod 
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in the form; 
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\kappa \frac{\partial T}{\partial x} = 0 
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\begin{equation}\label{NEUMAN 1} 
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interior of the domain from information known on the boundary only. In most cases 
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we use the term partial differential equation but in fact mean a boundary value problem. 
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$n\hackscore{j}A\hackscore{jl} u\hackscore{,l}=0$.} is; 
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for the right hand side of the rod. This is identical to the Neuman boundary condition we want to set. \esc will take care of this condition for us. We will discuss the Dirichlet boundary condition later. 
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\subsection{A \textit{1D} Clarification} 
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It is necessary for clarification that we revisit the general PDE from \refeq{eqn:commonform nabla} under the light of a two dimensional domain. \esc is inherently designed to solve problems that are greater than one dimension and so \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} needs to be read as a higher dimensional problem. In the case of two spatial dimensions the \textit{Nabla operator} has in fact two components $\nabla = (\frac{\partial}{\partial x}, \frac{\partial}{\partial y})$. In full, \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} assuming a constant coefficient $A$, takes the form; 
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\subsection{Outline of the PDE Solution Script} 
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\subsection{Developing a PDE Solution Script} 
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To solve the heat diffusion equation (equation \refEq{eqn:hd}) we will write a simple \pyt script which uses the \modescript, \modfinley and \modmpl modules. At this point we assume that you have some basic understanding of the \pyt programming language. If not there are some pointers and links available in Section \ref{sec:escpybas} . 
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By developing a script for \esc, the heat diffusion equation can be solved at successive time steps for a predefined period using our general form \refEq{eqn:hdgenf}. Firstly it is necessary to import all the libraries\footnote{The libraries contain predefined scripts that are required to solve certain problems, these can be simple like $sine$ and $cosine$ functions or more complicated like those from our \esc library.} 
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\begin{python} 
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It is generally a good idea to import all of the \modescript library, although if the functions and classes required are known they can be specified individually. The function \verbLinearPDE has been imported explicitly for ease of use later in the script. \verbRectangle is going to be our type of model. The module \verb unitsSI provides support for SI unit definitions with our variables; and the \verbos module is needed to handle file outputs once our PDE has been solved. \verb pylab and \verb numpy are modules developed independently of \esc. They are used because they have efficient plotting and array handling capabilities. 
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Once our library dependencies have been established, defining the problem specific variables is the next step. In general the number of variables needed will vary between problems. These variables belong to two categories. They are either directly related to the PDE and can be used as inputs into the \esc solver, or they are script variables used to control internal functions and iterations in our problem. For this PDE there are a number of constants which will need values. Firstly, the model upon which we wish to solve our problem needs to be defined. There are many different types of models in \modescript which we will demonstrate in later tutorials but for our iron rod, we will simply use a rectangular model. 
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Using a rectangular model simplifies our rod which would be a \textit{3D} object, into a single dimension. The iron rod will have a lengthways cross section that looks like a rectangle. As a result we do not need to model the volume of the rod because a cylinder is symmetrical about its centre. There are four arguments we must consider when we decide to create a rectangular model, the model \textit{length}, \textit{width} and \textit{step size} in each direction. When defining the size of our problem it will help us determine appropriate values for our model arguments. If we make our dimensions large but our step sizes very small we will to a point, increase the accuracy of our solution. Unfortunately we also increase the number of calculations that must be solved per time step. This means more computational time is required to produce a solution. In this \textit{1D} problem, the bar is defined as being 1 metre long. An appropriate step size \verbndx would be 1 to 10\% of the length. Our \verbndy need only be 1, this is because our problem stipulates no partial derivatives in the $y$ direction. Thus the temperature does not vary with $y$. Hence, the model parameters can be defined as follows; note we have used the \verb unitsSI convention to make sure all our input units are converted to SI. 
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\begin{python} 
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\verb rod now describes a domain in the manner of Section \ref{ss:domcon}. As we define our variables, various function spaces will be created to accommodate them. There is an easy way to extract finite points from the domain \verbrod using the domain property function \verbgetX() . This function sets the vertices of each cell as finite points to solve in the solution. If we let \verbx be these finite points, then; 
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With a domain and all our required variables established, it is now possible to set up our PDE so that it can be solved by \esc. The first step is to define the type of PDE that we are trying to solve in each time step. In this example it is a single linear PDE\footnote{in comparison to a system of PDEs which will be discussed later.}. We also need to state the values of our general form variables. 
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Visualisation of the solution can be achieved using \mpl a module contained within \pylab. We start by modifying our solution script from before. Prior to the \verb while loop we will need to extract our finite solution points to a data object that is compatible with \mpl. First it is necessary to convert \verb x to a list of tuples. These are then converted to a \numpy array and the $x$ locations extracted via an array slice to the variable \verb plx . 
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As there are two solution outputs, we will generate two plots and save each to a file for every time step in the solution. The following is appended to the end of the \verb while loop and creates two figures. The first figure is for the temperature distribution, and the second the total temperature in the bar. Both cases are similar with a few minor changes for scale and labelling. We start by converting the solution to a tuple and then plotting this against our \textit{x coordinates} \verb plx from before. The axis is then standardised and a title applied. Finally, the figure is saved to a *.png file and cleared for the following iteration. 
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tempT = T.toListOfTuples(scalarastuple=False) 
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\begin{figure} 
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\includegraphics[width=4in]{figures/ttrodpyplot150} 
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\caption{Total temperature ($T$) distribution in rod at $t=150$} 
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\subsubsection{Parallel scripts (MPI)} 
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Our saved plots from the previous section can be cast into a video using the following command appended to the end of the script. \verb mencoder is linux only however, and other platform users will need to use an alternative video encoder. 
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