[Mesa-users] Status of 15 MSun "Running MESA" example on MESAstar.org page?

Warrick Ball W.H.Ball at bham.ac.uk
Thu Feb 16 23:34:06 UTC 2023

Hi Bernard,

I've just done a fresh install of r22.11.1 and run the default work folder, and this looks like it's expected behaviour now.  We'll fix the docs to say the run should finish after 208 steps.

Thanks for catching this!



Warrick Ball
Senior Research Software Engineer
University of Birmingham
W.H.Ball at bham.ac.uk

On Wed, 15 Feb 2023, Bernard Kelly via Mesa-users wrote:

> Hi. I'm very new to MESA, and just downloaded the current release (r22.11.1) to my M1 Macbook (running MacOS 12.6.3, "Monterey").
> Installation of the SDK and MESA itself seemed to go smoothly, but I'm confused by the first example given in the next section of the website:
> https://docs.mesastar.org/en/release-r22.11.1/using_mesa/running.html
> I can run the example given, for a 15 MSun evolving to ZAMS, which according to the webpage itself, should take about 850 steps. For me, it only takes 208 steps to reach ZAMS. I tried reverting to the previous release (r.22.05.1) with the same
> result. Is this expected behavior now, or does it indicate something strange with my installation?
> Thanks, Bernard
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