Current release: Amuse 8.0release date: 05/23/13
|OS X 32bit (10.5, 10.6)||amuse-8.0-Darwin_i386.tar.gz|
|OS X 64bit (10.6, 10.7)||amuse-8.0-Darwin_x86_64.tar.gz|
The binary releases do not depend on any support packages and can be run right after unpacking, notes.
The source-code of this release is available in amuse-8.0.tar.gz.
Welcome to the AMUSE project
Our aim is to provide a software framework for large-scale simulations of dense stellar systems, in which existing codes for dynamics, stellar evolution, hydrodynamics and radiative transfer can be easily coupled, and place them in the appropriate observational context.
AMUSE is an Astrophysical Multipurpose Software Environment. Within AMUSE different existing numerical codes are incorporated into a single framework. This framework is implemented with Python. On the simple examples page you can get a quick feel of how this works. AMUSE is free to download, use, and distribute and it comes with a wide selection of astrophysical simulation codes included.
- Install prerequisites
- Install AMUSE
- Getting started with AMUSE
- Publications (with links and scripts)
- Continuous testing results
- Common errors and pitfalls
- AMUSE Primer
The AMUSE software is primarily developed in Python. In the AMUSE system you write a python script to control the codes and manage the simulation. The AMUSE framework provides data handling, unit management and code integration. For an overview of the architecture see http://www.amusecode.org/doc/design/architecture.html.
Getting the code
If you want to follow the current development of AMUSE, please send an e-mail to the mailing-list or vanelteren at strw.leidenuniv.nl with your name and affiliation and we will create an svn account for you.
Assuming you have Subversion installed, the following command in a terminal will fetch the most recent code for you:
svn co http://www.amusecode.org/svn/trunk amuse-svn
We are in the process of setting up a review board system here, where you can submit patches to the code or comment on the patches.
Installing the code
The AMUSE code needs a number of other packages to run. To find out which packages and how to install these please read Install prerequisites.
After installing the prerequisites you can build AMUSE. How to install AMUSE is explained in Install AMUSE
Once you have AMUSE successfully installed, here (Getting started) is how to get started working with AMUSE.
Browsing the code online
- Browse source: See the full code via a Web interface.
- Timeline: Keep track of recent changes.
You can read the documentation online in AMUSE Documentation (HTML). We have PDF documents of the Reference documentation, Tutorials and the Installation. We also provide the AMUSE Primer and student course material
- Kickoff Workshop October 5-7, 2009. The first AMUSE workshop was held in Leiden from October 3 to October 5. About 20 researchers and interested parties attended the workshop. See notes for notes written by Rob Knop.
- Second Workshop December 13-17, 2010. The second AMUSE workshop was held in Leiden from December 13 to December 17, 2010. About 23 developers and researchers attended the workshop.
- Third Workshop June 27 - July 1, 2011. The third AMUSE workshop is being organized for June 27 - July 1st in Leiden.