Obtaining AMUSE


Go to the Amusecode github page.

Getting started

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 directory /amuse.


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.

Bleeding edge

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”.