MESA

Modules for Experiments
in Stellar Astrophysics

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Release 8845

19 Jun 2016

Revision 8845 has been designated a MESA release version.

The full release notes are available in this mailing list post.

  • In order to improve the clarity and uniformity of MESA inlist options, names using "cnt" were changed to use "interval" (e.g., terminal_cnt was renamed to terminal_interval). For the same reasons, the option photostep was renamed to photo_interval. A simple find-and-replace will bring your inlists up-to-date. If one needs to make the changes in a more automated fashion, a sample migration script is included in the release annoucement to mesa-users.

  • In the binary module, adjustments were made to the Eddington mass accretion rate to take into account black hole spins.

A ZIP file of this release is available for download.