[Mesa-users] [mesa-users] Question about saving and using png/ps plots

Pablo Marchant pamarca at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 21:21:18 EDT 2017

Hi John,


pause_before_terminate = .true.

in star_job forces user input on the terminal before exiting the program,
so you plots will not dissapear

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 8:14 PM, John Fraser <jtfraser at charter.net> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> I’m a new user and novice at MESA but I have the exact issue you raised
> and have not found a solution in my search of the archives.:
> “…When I do look at the nifty plots on the terminal screen, after MESA finishes
> - say bcz it has reached my age upper limit - the plots disappear, poof.
> It would be nice to save the last plot displayed bcz it shows the entire .track.
> …”
> IIRC, when I ran an earlier version of MESA ~8845 setup the PGPLOTS
> remained stacked up on the desktop, which was great. Now it seems with the
> later versions of MESA PGPLOTS are not easily saved/accessed/viewed.
> I’ve investigated config options in the inlists but no success. Do you
> have any suggestions that are readily implementable w/o major coding
> changes?
> \
> Thanx
> John Fraser
> Btw   Lived in Port Jeff when I worked at BNL in 1978 (recall LIE Blizzard
> of ’78)

Pablo Marchant Campos
M.Sc on Astrophysics, Universidad Católica de Chile
PhD on Astrophysics, Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Universität Bonn
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