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This Implementation Manual is a part of the total material to implement the SWAN wave model on your computer system. The total material consists of:

All of the material can be found on the following SWAN web page or

On the SWAN home page, general information is given about the functionalities, physics and limitations of SWAN. Moreover, the modification history of SWAN is given. Finally, information on support, links to the related web pages and various free software are provided.

After downloading the material, you may choose between If you want to use the SWAN executable available on the SWAN web site, please read Chapters 5 and 7 for further information.

For the purpose of implementation, you have access to the source code of SWAN and additional files, e.g. for testing SWAN. Please read the copyright in this manual and in the source code with respect to the terms of usage and distribution of SWAN. You are permitted to implement SWAN on your computer system. However, for any use of the SWAN source code in your environment, proper reference must be made to the origin of the software.

Implementation involves the following steps:
  1. Copying the source code from the SWAN web page to the computer system on which you want to run SWAN.
  2. If necessary, applying patches for an upgrade of the source code due to e.g., bug fixes, new features, etc.
  3. Making a few adaptions in installation-dependent parts of the code.
  4. Compiling and linking the source code to produce an executable of SWAN.
  5. Testing of the executable SWAN.
After the last step you should have the executable SWAN ready for usage. Note that steps 3 and 4 can be done fully automatically.

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The SWAN team 2017-10-26