- General description
xPand (2012-2013) is a package for Mathematica in which tools are provided to
compute formally the cosmological perturbations around a homogeneous
spacetime. It is developed by Cyril Pitrou, Xavier
Roy and Obinna Umeh. It is based on the xAct distribution for efficient tensor
- Downloading and installing
You first need to download and install xAct.
Then you can download the tarball of xPand's last released version (currently 0.4.2).
See the installation notes in order to install it correctly in your local Mathematica distribution.
Once installed, the documentation is available in your Documentation
Center of Mathematica (Help->Documentation Center->Add-Ons->xAct
Packages->xPand). Again see the installation notes to make sure you
have the appropriate documentation. If you wish to have a glance at
the package, you can download the pdf dump of the documentation.
The details of the algorithm are available in an associated publication.
Please cite it along with the page http://www.xact.es/xPand/ if you use it.
- Articles acknowledging the use of xPand
- S. Anselmi, D. L. Nacir, G. D. Starkman,
Extreme parameter sensitivity in quasidilaton massive gravity,
- G. Ballesteros,
The effective theory of fluids at NLO and implications for dark energy ,
JCAP 1503 (2015) 03.
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