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Generally, you should use the installer which contains all dependencies and will get you up and running with a few clicks. See the Dev Environment Setup if you'd like to deal with dependencies on your own.
Metasploit can do all sorts of things. The first thing you'll want to do
msfconsole, but after that, you'll probably be best served by
reading some of the great tutorials online:
See the Dev Environment Setup guide on GitHub which will walk you through the whole process starting from installing all the dependencies, to cloning the repository, and finally to submitting a pull request. For slightly more info, see Contributing.