[Mesa-users] Question about MESA figures

Wolf, William M WOLFWM at uwec.edu
Tue Sep 27 15:54:35 UTC 2022

Hi Ala’a,

I believe those plots were made using Tioga (http://tioga.sourceforge.net). I don’t think it is under active development anymore, but it should still work. You’ll need to have some basic familiarity with the ruby programming language to use it. I created the original MesaReader (https://github.com/wmwolf/MESA_Reader) for making plots in tioga, though it has also not been updated in quite some time, and may have issues with more recent versions of MESA.

Figures in more recent papers rely more on matplotlib, and you can find plotting scripts for the figures in those papers in the zenodo community. You might also look at the documentation here: https://docs.mesastar.org/en/release-r22.05.1/using_mesa/output.html#plotting-mesa-output for some more up-to-date examples. You can make adjustments to matplotlib’s defaults to make it use TeX, change linewidths, etc. to look more like plots made in Tioga.


Bill Wolf
On Sep 27, 2022, 8:52 AM -0500, Ala'a Ibrahim via Mesa-users <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org>, wrote:
Dear MESA team,

I hope this email finds you well,

Could you please tell me how you plotted these figures (attached to this email) from MESA data? What are the tools used? "Figure of mass fractions versus age of the star"

Paper: "MODULES FOR EXPERIMENTS IN STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS (MESA)" , The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 192:3 (35pp), 2011 January.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Ala'a Ibrahim Abdallah

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science
University of Jordan
Amman 11941, JORDAN

Phone: +962 79 7201906
Email: alaaiabdallah2 at gmail.com<mailto:alaaiabdallah2 at gmail.com>
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