libROM  v1.0
Data-driven physical simulation library
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libROM is a free, lightweight, scalable C++ library for data-driven physical simulation methods from the intrusive projection-based reduced order models to non-intrusive black-box approaches.

The best starting point for new users interested in libROM's features is to review the examples. The code documentation provides more details about libROM's classes and functions.


  • Dynamic data collection
  • Dynamic mode decomposition (DMD)
  • Data compression
  • Physics-informed greedy algorithm
  • Projection-based hyper-reduction
  • EQP: quadrature-based hyper-reduction sampling algorithm

Features to be added

  • Python interface


To compile libROM with default build settings (Mac and LLNL LC Machines):


Compilation options:

  • -a: Compile a special build for the LLNL codebase: Ardra
  • -d: Compile in debug mode.
  • -m: Compile with MFEM (required to run the libROM examples)
  • -t: Use your own cmake/toolchain
  • -u: Update all of libROM's dependencies.

Compiling on LC Machines

libROM provides several CMake toolchains which can be used to compile on LLNL LC machines. For more information on installing and using libROM on specific LC machines, refer to this wiki page.

Installing via Spack

There is a Spack package for libROM; however, the version it installs is the latest public release. See the spack documentation for details on how to use Spack.

To install libROM with default options using spack.

spack install librom

To install libROM with MFEM using spack.

spack install librom +mfem

Compiling and linking with libROM

To compile and link an existing code with libROM, follow these steps:

  • Add libROM/lib to the include path
  • Add the following to the linker flags (LDFLAGS)
    -Wl,-rpath,/path/to/libROM/build/lib -L/path/to/libROM/build/lib
  • Add the following library

For example,

mpicxx myapp.cpp -I/path/to/libROM/lib -Wl,-rpath,/path/to/libROM/build/lib -L/path/to/libROM/build/lib -lROM -o myapp.out

Using Docker container

Docker container librom_env provides a containerized environment with all the prerequisites for libROM. For instruction on how to use it, check out the wiki page.


libROM leverages GitHub Actions for CI. The CI currently applies only to commits to pull requests. Unit tests run for all PR commits. Upon the addition of the LGTM label, both the unit tests and regression tests run. While the LGTM label is still present, all subsequent commits run both unit tests and regression tests.


libROM is distributed under the terms of both the MIT license and the Apache License (Version 2.0). Users may choose either license at their option.

All new contributions must be made under both the MIT and Apache-2.0 licenses.


Up to commit 299876e0a0304f25db56f1f9e2eb2c61ef199048, libROM was previously released under the terms of the BSD-3 license.

SPDX_License-Identifier: (Apache-2.0 OR MIT)

LLNL-CODE-686965 (up to commit 299876e0a0304f25db56f1f9e2eb2c61ef199048) LLNL-CODE-766763


  • Robert W. Anderson (LLNL)
  • William Anderson (LLNL)
  • William Arrighi (LLNL)
  • Kyle Chand (LLNL)
  • Siu Wun Cheung (LLNL)
  • Eric Chin (LLNL)
  • Youngsoo Choi (LLNL)
  • "Kevin" Seung Whan Chung (LLNL)
  • Dylan Copeland (LLNL)
  • William Fries (University of Arizona)
  • Debojyoti Ghosh (LLNL)
  • Xiaolong He (UC San Diego)
  • Adrian Humphry (University of Toronto)
  • Kevin Huynh (LLNL)
  • Coleman Kendrick (LLNL)
  • Tanya Kostova-Vassilevska (LLNL)
  • Jessica Lauzon (Stanford)
  • Sean McBane (UT Austin)
  • Geoffrey Oxberry (LLNL)
  • Yeonjong Shin (KAIST)
  • Paul Tranquilli (LLNL)
  • Pranav Vempati (LLNL)
  • Masayuki Yano (University of Toronto)