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 the following setting is required is required on the command
line (terminal window) for best results:
The website has the following
- PGOPHER compiled for OS X Leopard (10.5) and
- tabslave-MacOSX-i386-carbon.app.zip - a simple text
editor optimized for use with PGOPHER, the TabSlave
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.
- Interactive fits are much easier with a two button mouse
rather than a one button mouse or trackpad. (Right clicking is
required, which can be done with a slightly awkward
- Some operations require the delete (not backspace) key. This
is fn+backspace if your keyboard doesn't have a (forward)
- A copy of the on-line help is included in the zip file, and
cmd+? should open a relevant page in Safari. You can also
brows the on-line help at http://pgopher.chm.bris.ac.uk/Help/.
This command is only required once. The Retinizer
or similar may also be worth experimenting with.
defaults write com.company.pgopher AppleMagnifiedMode -bool no