On Mac OS X 10.4, Intel XeonEdit

Date: 2010/01/19

  1. To install TNT on Mac OSX, download the appropriate version for your system from here.
  • If you want the 64-bit parallel version of TNT (which can run unlimited taxa), you need to install the 64-bit version of PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine). You can do this if your Mac is running 10.5 or newer, or has a "Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Xeon, and PowerPC G5" processor. To find out what your version/processor are, click Apple-->About this Mac.
  1. Double-click on the downloaded file to unzip it.
  2. Move TNT directory to desired location.
  3. In Terminal, navigate to directory.
  4. To start, type ./tnt.command
  5. Answer 'y' to a bunch of questions about the license, then "I agree" to the last question.
  6. Wait a bit. You should eventually see a "tnt*>" prompt.
  7. To load the example file, type proc example.tnt;
  8. To run the example script, type aquickie;
  9. Type zzz to exit. The output is saved in aquickie.out
  10. Type more aquickie.out to view the output file, or open it in a text editor.
  • The consensus tree(s) are saved in aquickie.tre, in NEXUS file format.