A-Z Index of IT Support

If you fall into the category of a student/instructor, this educational version of pymol is for you:
http://pymol.org/educational

Otherwise, the following steps detail how to get the open source version up and running


1  Install the XCode comand-line tools

If you haven’t already installed XCode, run this from the terminal by copying & pasting:
 
xcode-select --install
 
If you haven't got it installed already, you'll also need XQuartz from:
https://www.xquartz.org/


2  Install MacPorts

Install the correct MacPorts for your OS package for your OS from:
https://guide.macports.org/#installing.macports


3  Use MacPorts to install pymol

sudo port selfupdate
sudo port install tcl -corefoundation
sudo port install pymol

Note: You may see some warnings along the lines of "xcodebuild exists but failed to execute; most ports will likely fail to build". This will be the case if you have the slimmed-down xcode command line tools installed (as above) but not the full weighty xcode package. This warning doesn't appear to be a problem.


4  Launch Pymol

Launch pymol from the Terminal

Type:
 
pymol
 
and press return



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