Sets for the different operating systems can be freely downloaded. They are organised in folders ready to work. They contain:

  • the executable
  • examples of indata files
  • manuals in English and French
  • a list of the modifications done in the successive versions

Release: 2024 04 16
fdmnes_Windows 64
fdmnes_Mac OS
fdmnes Linux 64

The linux executable parallelized under MPI can also be downloaded:


For people managing a cluster who wants to build their own executable, the fortran 95 routines are also provided:


English and French user’s guides can be downloaded independently:

French Manual

English Manual

as well as the modifications done in the successive versions:



In case of publication linked to the use of this computer code, thanks to cite:

O. Bunau and Y. Joly
Self-consistent aspects of x-ray absorption calculations
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 345501 (2009).

Thanks to the work of Guda, Soldatov and collaborators, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, the releases after April 2015 are highly faster for simulations using the finite difference method, as a result of the use of the MUMPS library. When using this technique please cite also:

S. A. Guda, A. A. Guda, M. A. Soldatov, K. A. Lomachenko , A. L. Bugaev, C. Lamberti, W. Gawelda, C. Bressler, G. Smolentsev, A. V. Soldatov, Y. Joly
Optimized Finite Difference Method for the Full-Potential XANES Simulations: Application to Molecular Adsorption Geometries in MOFs and Metal-Ligand Intersystem Crossing Transients
J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11, 4512-4521 (2015).

From October 2015, the code contains the FDMX extension by Bourke and Chantler, Melbourne University, Australia. When using it, thanks to cite :

Jay Daniel Bourke, Christopher Thomas Chantler and Yves Joly
Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Calculations Using the Finite Difference Method
J. Synchrotron Rad. 23, 551-559 (2016).