Formaline — conserve meta data about runs forever

Erik Schnetter <>



This thorn Formaline collects and preserves meta data about the run. It can contact a database server at run time and store the meta data there. Such meta data include e.g. the parameter file, date, time, machine, and user id of the run, location of the output data, number of iterations, an efficiency summary, etc. It also writes a copy of the executable’s source code into the output directory.

1 Utility Programs provided by Formaline

Thorn Formaline provides the following utility programs: