Installing Molecular Graphics Software on OS X
From OS X Scientific Computing
- Coot on OS X
- O on OS X
- PyMol on Mac OS X
- Swiss-PDB viewer
- VMD Visual Molecular Dynamics
- Bobscript Molscript extensions
- Fink enables you to installl
- PyMOL (X-windows version)
Although OS X now supports old-fashioned CRT-based stereographics, both native and X11, you need a special (expensive) video-card and an appropriate CRT monitor. I don't have either, so I am hoping someone else will help by making a stereographics on os x page.
I did however acquire a Zalman LCD monitor capable of stereographic display with Coot, PyMOL, O, Chimera and probably some others.
LCD Stereo: Zalman monitor
The least expensive and perhaps best option for stereographic display is the new Zalman LCD monitor.
With the proliferation of LCD 3D TVs, this sort of think will probably become commonplace.
Griffin Technologies makes a metal dial that is programmable and can be used with O, PyMOL and Coot, among other applications.
Here are instructions on how to configure it:
PowerMate_dial_configuration_v2.x for O. Most is generalizable, so read this first even if you read the following:
David Gohara has figured out how to use SGI dialboxes with Apple computers.