The first step in getting AMUSE to work is obtaining the AMUSE
source code. We advice you to do this even before installation of the
prerequisite software (Installation of the prerequisite software). In the following
installation instructions we assume that you will install AMUSE in a
For the official releases we provide tarballs via https://github.com/amusecode/amuse/releases.
Obtain the tarball (e.g. release-11.2.tar.gz) from the download site and unpack it in the amuse directory using:
> tar -xf release-11.2.tar.gz
this will make an amuse sub-directory
amuse-release-11.2, which we will be referring to as
the AMUSE root directory.
From here proceed by reading the Installation of the prerequisite software section.
The current development version is available via git repository access by issuing the following command:
> git clone https://github.com/amusecode/amuse.git
This will make an AMUSE root directory with the name “amuse”.