Robert Izzard's Pages of Astronomical Happiness

Window To The Stars by Robert Izzard and Evert Glebbeek

We present Window To The Stars, a graphical user interface to the popular TWIN single/binary stellar evolution code, for novices, students and professional astrophysicists. It removes the drudgery associated with the traditional approach to running the code, while maintaining the power, output quality and flexibility a modern stellar evolutionist requires. It is currently being used for cutting edge research and interactive teaching.

  • WTTS version 0.39 has been released.
  • WTTS version 0.40 is in development and will be compatible with the MESA code.
  • The Bonn Stars and Stellar Evolution computing exercises are online.

If you have trouble installing, please first Read The FAQ and then contact Robert Izzard at the address below.

IMPRS Heidelberg “summer” school lab course here (159KB PDF)

Downloads: Latest stable version 0.39
Unix/Linux/Mac OSX
Linuxes (tested on Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 20, openSUSE 13.1, Mint 17)

Run the following commands:

curl -L -o linux_installer
chmod +x linux_installer

chmod +x linux_installer

Please let me know if I need to add to the list of prerequisites.

If you have a Mac you can try these instructions.
INSTALLGeneral installation instructions
Installation script for many flavours of LinuxThis should work on Ubuntu, Mint, Debian etc.
README filewishlist
bugs list
installer perl scriptRun this to (mostly) automatically install on Unix systems
(requires Perl, unzip and some basic UNIX commands)
stars.perlscriptWindow to the Stars perl script
Binary executables
TWINi386 (32-bit) Linux, 1.5MB
TWINx86_64 (64-bit) Linux, 1.5MB
See the Installation instructions for Windows
Perl Modules
rob_misc perl module (zipped)
STARS perl module (zipped)
TWIN stellar evolution code
TWIN code please email me to request a copy if it is not available
Many thanks to Peter Eggleton for allowing us to distribute his code!

Stars/TWIN code wiki
STARS code homepage
Cantanout - the competition! (no longer exists!)
Stellar Bonn
Binary_c  facebook
Binary_c Online