# Quick Start¶

To get started with GYRE, follow these five steps:

1. Install the MESA Software Development Kit
2. Download the GYRE source code
3. Unpack the source code using the tar utility
4. Set the GYRE_DIR environment variable to point to the newly created source directory
5. Compile GYRE using the command make -C \$GYRE_DIR

For a more in-depth installation guide that covers alternative use-cases, refer to the Installation chapter. If the code doesn’t compile properly, consult the Troubleshooting chapter. Otherwise, proceed to the next chapter where you’ll put together your first GYRE calculation.