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Installation - Mac

The Mac version is not as polished as the Windows version, but should be perfectly usable. Any problems are likely to be user interface glitches only, rather than the calculations. (A comprehensive test suite for the calculations passes on all systems.) I have also had reports of success running the Windows version on emulators for the Mac; speed is only likely to be an issue for the larger calculations (asymmetric tops, for example).


PGOPHER should run on any recent Mac. Most calculations will run on any machine; larger calculations involving multiple states can benefit from more memory or processors. Some features, particularly interactive fits, are much easier with a two or three button mouse rather than using the trackpad or 1-button mouse.


The website has the following files available:
Simply double click on the zip file to produce the application that can be run in the normal way. The application is not signed, so more recent versions of OS X will give a security warning. In this case to run PGOPHER for the first time control click or right click on the PGOPHER icon and select "Open".  A PowerPC version is available on request.

Usage Notes

Retina Displays

The the following setting is required is required on the command line (terminal window) for best results:
defaults write AppleMagnifiedMode -bool no
This command is only required once. The Retinizer app ( or similar may also be worth experimenting with.