Quick Start

To get started with MSG, follow these simple steps:

  • Install the MESA Software Development Kit.

  • Download the MSG source code.

  • Unpack the source code using the tar utility.

  • Set the MSG_DIR environment variable to point to the newly created source directory.

  • Compile MSG using the command make -C $MSG_DIR.

  • Test MSG using the command make -C $MSG_DIR test.

  • Install the pymsg Python module using the command pip install $MSG_DIR/python.

(the last step can be skipped if you don’t plan to use the Python interface).

For a more in-depth installation guide that covers alternative use-cases, refer to the Installation chapter. If the code doesn’t compile properly, consult the Troubleshooting chapter. Otherwise, proceed to the next chapter where you’ll undertake your first MSG calculations.