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Installing Rappture on MacOSX Systems
Note: You need to have X11 installed on your Mac before running Rappture.
1. Download the latest Rappture distribution: http://developer.nanohub.org/downloads/rappture/rappture-macosx-20051215.tar.gz (32Mb)
2. If possible, unpack it in the /opt directory:
% cd /opt % tar xvzf /tmp/rappture-macosx.tar.gz
If you can do this, you're good to go. You may have to create the /opt directory. If for some reason you can't write to /opt, you'll have to unpack Rappture somewhere else, and then edit the rappture/bin/rappture shell script to contain the proper path. For example, you could install in /tmp as follows:
% cd /tmp % tar xvzf rappture-macosx.tar.gz % vi rappture/bin/rappture in the editor change the following few lines at the top of the script: #!/bin/sh # # If you install Rappture elsewhere, edit the line below: RAPPTURE_INSTALL_DIR=/tmp/rappture ^^^^
3. Test it out. Put the Rappture bin directory on your command path:
for csh/tcsh: setenv PATH "/opt/rappture/bin:$PATH" for sh/bash: export PATH=/opt/rappture/bin:$PATH
(NOTE: You should put the PATH setting in your .profile file (sh/bash) or your .cshrc file (csh/tcsh) so it happens automatically whenever you start a shell.)
Now, run one of the examples:
% cd rappture/examples/app-fermi/tcl % rappture
This should bring up a simple Fermi function simulator, built with Rappture and Tcl!
Try another example:
% cd ../../graph % rappture
This should bring up a simple graphing calculator, built with Rappture and Python!