# Introduction¶

This manual describes how the different building blocks in the Charles Hermite Interpolation Differential Equation Solver (CHIDES) library can be used to construct high order accurate solvers for time dependent partial differential equations.

If you are itching to try out a simple canned solver you can skip directly to Quickstart where we describe the most basic Hermite-Taylor solver for the advection equation, $$u_t=u_x$$, on a one dimensional periodic domain.

If you are more interested in the various components of the method then proceed one chapter at the time. This will make it easy to understand the different examples of solvers in Examples.

The official webpage of CHIDES can be found here.