SU2 on Linux/MacOS
Download and unpack the archive
Download the .zip for your operating system and unzip it where you want it to be installed.
Setting Environment variables
In order to use the executables from any directory without explicitly specifying the path to the executable you should set some environment variables. Either add the following lines to your
~/.bash_profile to be permanent, or type the commands into the terminal for temporary use:
export SU2_RUN=<install_path> export PATH=$SU2_RUN:$PATH export PYTHONPATH=$SU2_RUN:$PYTHONPATH
<install_path> is the path to the SU2 binaries (i.e. the folder that contains
SU2_CFD etc.). If you have built SU2 from source, it will be the path that you specified with the
--prefix option (default:
export commands are also printed after a successful configuration using
Optional: Install MPICH for parallel mode
If you want to run SU2 in parallel (and you have downloaded the
MPI version), you need an installation of MPICH on your machine.