Category Archives: Snow Leopard

Installing Bruzual & Charlot 2003 (GALAXEV) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

You can follow the same procedure for Linux, except that csh probably is already installed at /bin/csh and gfortran needs to be installed differently (see this post).

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python-mode.el for Emacs

On Debian, you can simply install the package “python-mode,” but this describes the manual method. For OS X (I currently use Snow Leopard), I can install the python-mode package via FinkCommander. First, download python-mode.el and place it under ~/.emacs.d (create … Continue reading

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Turning On X Forwarding on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Read this article. sed ‘s/#X11Forwarding\ no/X11Forwarding\ yes/’ /etc/sshd_config > /tmp/sshd_config sudo mv /tmp/sshd_config /etc/.

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Installing PSFex on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

There seems to be no stable release for PSFex yet.  So we download source from subversion. Before doing that, you need to install FFTW and ATLAS first.  (You need a single-precision library for FFTW.) Download a tarball (for trunk) from … Continue reading

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Installing pysao on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

The pysao (or python-sao) version used here is svn rev. 115: $ mkdir /usr/local/src/pysao $ cd /usr/local/src/pysao $ svn checkout http://python-sao.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ python-sao $ cd python-sao $ python xpa_download.py $ tar xf xpa-2.1.12.tar.gz $ ln -s xpa-2.1.12 xpalib $ cd xpalib … Continue reading

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Installing pdftk on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

There is a .dmg for pdftk 1.41 for OS X 10.6.2.  Thanks to fredericiana.com.  What a time saver.

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Installing HOTPANTS on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

You can’t have enough of hot pants in your life, so you need to reinstall HOTPANTS on Snow Leopard. First of all, you need a development version of CFITSIO already installed.  See this page if you need to install it … Continue reading

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Installing CFITSIO on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

It’s handy to have CFITSIO against which you may build miscellaneous packages for science computing. To have this in your system, download the tarball (here it’s version 3.24) and build as follows: $ mkdir /usr/local/src/cfitsio # Need a correct file … Continue reading

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Restoring Hidden Files with Time Machine on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Well I had this heart-stopping moment when I did not see all the “hidden” files (on Linux those are files with names starting with a “.”) while browsing Time Machine backups. It turns out a widget called hiddenfiles can toggle … Continue reading

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Using Logitech MX Revolution on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Yup.  Given I need the power of 64-bit computing, I upgraded my Leopard box to Snow Leopard.  So far, so good. For using Logitech MX Revolution on Snow Leopard, just download and install Logitech Control Center for OS X.  Works … Continue reading

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