FFC works as a compiler for multilinear forms by generating code (C or C++) for the evaluation of a multilinear form given in mathematical notation. This new approach to form evaluation makes it possible to combine generality with efficiency, the form can be given in mathematical notation and the generated code is as efficient as hand-optimized code.

FFC works as a compiler for multilinear forms by generating code (C or C++) for the evaluation of a multilinear form given in mathematical notation. This new approach to form evaluation makes it possible to combine generality with efficiency, the form can be given in mathematical notation and the generated code is as efficient as hand-optimized code.