Software Open Access
MESA development archive
This is an archival copy of the MESA stellar evolution code between version 1 and 15197. This is NOT the place to download MESA from (See http://mesa.sourceforge.net/ instead).
This is provided as a copy of the development history that was not transferred to git from svn. The root commit of the git repository corresponds to SVN revision 15140.
If you only need a single released version of MESA then the easier option will be to download from https://sourceforge.net/projects/mesa/files/releases/ . This file is ONLY needed if you need to run a non-released version of MESA from 2020 or earlier.
How to use
First extract the file:
xz --decompress mesa-svn.xz
Note the file is ~77GB when uncompressed and you'll need at least that much space again to convert the file into a svn repository.
This file is then a svn dump file which can be converted to a svn repo named ''mesa'' with:
svnadmin create mesa svnadmin load mesa < mesa-svn
Citing this work
Anyone using this should cite this doi and the MESA instrument papers: