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.TH ASCEND 1 "April 21, 2007" ascend "User's Manual" 
.TH ASCEND 1 "April 21, 2007" ascend "User's Manual" 
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.SH NAME 
.SH NAME 
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ascend \ A modelling environment for solving equations 
ascend4 \ A modelling environment for solving equations 
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.SH SYNOPSIS 
.SH SYNOPSIS 
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.B ascend 
.B ascend 
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[\fIOPTIONS\fR] \fIfilename.a4c\fR 
[\fIOPTIONS\fR] \fIfilename.a4c\fR 
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.SH DESCRIPTION 
.SH DESCRIPTION 
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\fBASCEND\fR (or \fBascend\fR) is modelling program that allows you 
\fBascend4\fR is the Tcl/Tk GUI for the ASCEND mathematical modelling 
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environment. As well as the Tcl/Tk GUI, ASCEND provides a newer PyGTK GUI 
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that can be accessed via the command \fBascend\fR. 
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\fBASCEND\fR is a modelling program that allows you 
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to solve systems of equations. You write model files (*.a4c) that describe 
to solve systems of equations. You write model files (*.a4c) that describe 
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your system of equations, then you load them into the ASCEND GUI and examine 
your system of equations, then you load them into the ASCEND GUI and examine 
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and solve your equations. For more information see the ASCEND wiki at 
and solve your equations. For more information see the ASCEND wiki at 
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http://ascendwiki.cheme.cmu.edu/ 
http://ascend.cheme.cmu.edu/ 
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.SH ENVIRONMENT 
.SH ENVIRONMENT 
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