How you compile a program from a source
open a console
use the command cd to navigate to the correct folder. If there is a README file with installation instructions, use that instead.
extract the files with one of the commands
If it’s tar.gz use tar xvzf PACKAGENAME.tar.gz
if it’s a tar.bz2 use tar xvjf PACKAGENAME.tar.bz2
sudo make install
to run it, usually call it by it’s name