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April 1, 2020
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Stay healthy, keep calm and optimize

TL;DR We built an optimization problem using OpenMDAO, Dymos, and the basic SIR model. The code is on github here. The corona virus pandemic is being tracked with a set of mathematical models, that are tuned to match the data … Continue reading

March 14, 2020
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Say goodbye to IndepVarComp… POEM_015

TL;DR — Check out the proposed POEM_015 for details on how we think we can get rid of the need to manually specify an IndepVarComp in your models. The IndepVarComp has been a part of OpenMDAO since the start of … Continue reading

March 10, 2020
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OpenMDAO V3.0 is out

Version 3.0 is a major release, but not because of any massive new functionality. It’s primarily because we removed all the deprecated APIs from V2.10. So that means that this upgrade is definitely going to break some user code out … Continue reading

February 27, 2020
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OpenMDAO V2.10, now get ready for V3.0

OpenMDAO V2.10 is out in the wild now. You can see the docs here. This will be the last major release of OpenMDAO V2.X. In other words, there will be no V2.11. This is an important release for two reasons: … Continue reading

January 21, 2020
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Expanding the Leadership Team for OpenMDAO

In 2019 the user base of OpenMDAO grew quite substantially. In order to better support the growing users base, we’re excited to announce a new leadership team for the OpenMDAO project: Rob Falck, Development Team Lead: overseeing the execution of … Continue reading

January 21, 2020
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2019 OpenMDAO Workshop Videos are Online

Thank you to all who attended the workshop in person. The dev team got a lot out of your feedback and insights. We really enjoyed getting to know all of you in person and we’re looking forward to hosting the … Continue reading

December 4, 2019
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OpenMDAO has won a 2019 R&D 100 Award!

We are proud to announce that OpenMDAO has won a 2019 R&D 100 Award in the Software and Services category. The development team honored to be given this recognition, but we can’t take all the credit. It is really thanks … Continue reading

October 24, 2019
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OpenMDAO 2020 Development Roadmap

Since the launch of OpenMDAO V2, we’ve seen a significant increase in the size and breath of the framework’s user base. To date, OpenMDAO’s development has been guided almost exclusively by the needs of the NASA projects that are using … Continue reading

October 9, 2019
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OpenMDAO V2.9.1

V2.9.1 is a patch release that address a few small issues that coincidentally were all found on the very same day that we released V2.9.0 (darn you Murphy and your law!) First, we found a small reversion in the line … Continue reading

October 1, 2019
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OpenMDAO V2.9.0

The V2.9 release is live now, and it is a fairly substantial release. Most of the stuff is subtle changes or under the hood improvements, but taken as a whole there is a lot in this release. See the release … Continue reading

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