GLVis is a lightweight tool for accurate and flexible finite element visualization.


GLVis is based on the MFEM library and is used in the BLAST, hypre and other projects. See also our Gallery and project news updates.


Date Message
May 23, 2022 Version 4.2 released.
Jan 20, 2022 New FEM@LLNL seminar series.
Feb 19, 2021 Web version at
Feb 17, 2021 Jupyter support: pip install glvis.

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New users should start with the options and general use tutorial.

We also recommend reading the MFEM project documentation.


Use the GitHub issue tracker to report bugs or post questions or comments. See the About page for citation information.