Mac Settings and Programs

  • Xquartz is set as X11 client.
  • Installed Programs:
    • Xcode
    • Micorsoft Execel, Work, Powerpiont
    • Macports
    • Xquartz
    • Inkscape
    • texshop
  • Thunderbird for mail
  • f5-IP Edge for college VPN
Good macports guide:

If there is a problem with macports: Failed to verify signature for MacPorts source! -- run: sudo port sync

For Latex: - Download TeXshop from:

- Then download from macports: texlive-latex-extra

- Change TeXShop preferences so they accesss the same as Macports: TeXShop->TeXShop Preferences->Engine (tab)-> change (pdf)TeX and Distiller to /opt/local/bin

For Python: - Python come per-installed on mac and can be accessed through the terminal.

- I installed ipython: sudo port install py27-ipython

- Then to set as the default (can be reversed) sudo port select --set ipython py27-ipython

- There may be an error: ptyprocess is missing: to solve this installed: sudo port install py26-ptyprocess

- To installed more packages : sudo port install py27-packagename

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