Astrophysics simulations and what software to use?

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  • mercury

    N-body fortran integrator (by smirik)

    MERCURY is a classic N body integrator

  • SFML

    Simple and Fast Multimedia Library

    It depends what you want to do. If you just want to write a "toy" simulation from scratch for learning purposes, then you don't really need any libraries, except maybe something to visualise/animate the simulation output. For C++, if you don't mind being limited to 2D SFML is very easy to get started with.

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