Maurizio Giannotti:
Michael Wise: 
Aaron Mohammed:

MESAFace is a graphical interface to study analyze the results from a MESA run.

The most recent and major previous versions of MESAFace are available for download below

Download MESAFace 1.2.2

Download MESAFace 2.0

Below are some snaphots of the GUI interface. 
After that is a very short guide.
Here is a detailed instruction manual 

You can try MESAFace with the samples data here
M1_premain_to_WD (1 solar mass and solar metallicity. 102 files, 72 MB zipped, 310 MB unzipped)
M5.5_premainseq_to_endHeBurn (5.5 solar masses and solar metallicity. 102 files, 50 MB zipped, 200 MB unzipped)

Go back to my Homepage.

Figure 1: The red dashed line represents the age of the profile plot below

Figure 2: The red dot represents the age of the profile plot below

Figure 3

MESAFace is a graphical interface to study analyze the results from a MESA run.

Here are some guidlines to use it. For more help, you can contact me ( or Michael (
Even better, you can write to the Mesa mailing list. 

MESAFace has two scripts: SCRIPT 1 and SCRIPT 2. 

-- Run SCRIPT 1 first, after setting the variable path 
so that it points to the folder with the MESA results.

-- Then you can run SCRIPT 2.  
Before you do that, however, you can change some settings. 
This can be done in the section (* General Settings *) at the beginning of SCRIPT 2.
Everything in that section, up to the comment line (* DON'T CHANGE *), 
can be changed according to your preferences.
For example, you can choose which and how many buttons to show, 
which elements to show in the abundance plots, 
the style and color of the lines etc.

-- After running SCRIPT 2 you get the graphical interface.
This has three panels. The top one shows the history plots.
The middle one the profiles. The bottom one some information.

-- The radio buttons Type of Plot allow to choose what plot to make. 
If you choose customize (the default option), you can use the 
buttons or the menu to choose what to plot on the x and y axes.

-- You can use Start data point and End data point slides 
to zoom in some particular region of the plot.

-- The Star Age slide allows to change the age of the star
that is, to change the log file that is shown. 
At the end of the bar there is a little + box. If you click it,
the age will change automatically (like a movie).

-- If you check the box Show Age in History Plot, a line or a dot
(or both) will show the age of the current profile in the 
history plot. 

-- The little help windows in the panels can be opened by clicking 
the arrow next to them. They show the color code and some other 

-- Hope you like it! Let us know.