SKIRT 8
advanced radiative transfer in dusty systems
Developer Guide

This guide offers guidelines on how to extend or adjust the code in the SKIRT project.

The SKIRT proje3ct code will never be finished. Fundamental changes and additions will probably be developed by the core SKIRT team at the Ghent University. Other changes, such as introducing a new spectral energy distribution for the sources or a new function describing the geometrical distribution of the dust, can easily be contributed by any SKIRT user. In fact, when you plan to use SKIRT for a particular radiative transfer problem, chances are that you will want to adapt or extend it to suit your needs.

You should start learning about SKIRT development by performing the development-related tutorials offered as part of the Tutorials section on this web site.

This developer guide includes the following topics with further guidance and reference material: