[mesa-users] mismatch between structure files and rows of history file
jwschwab at berkeley.edu
Tue Sep 18 16:04:19 EDT 2012
> A more puzzling mismatch occurs later because two rows of the history file end up having the same model number. Specifically, in this run, rows 1995 and 1996 both have model_number 19910, but different values for physical quantities. Row 1996 has the physical quantities that correspond to the profile file that has this model number (profile1994.data).
As a partial answer to your question, let me point you to an old message
Quoting Bill from that:
The mesa/star history files (e.g., LOGS/star.log) contain a line for each step, including steps that were subsequently "thrown away" for some reason such as restart, retry, or backup. So when you make a plot in which you don't want to include discarded steps, you need to remove them yourself. I do this by using model numbers --i.e., for each line, I discard any previous lines in the log that have a model number >= this one.
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