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+This is the repository for a list that Jeff Gill (http://artsci.wustl.edu/~jgill) and Jake Bowers (http://jakebowers.org) have created to help social scientists set up their OS X machines for quantitative, data analytic work.
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+NECESSARY STEPS FOR TURNING YOUR MAC INTO A SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING PLATFORM Last updated January, 2010
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+Instructions for updating a Mac from Leopard to Snow Leopard can be found at http://artsci.wustl.edu/~jgill/snowleopard.txt
+
+Prerequisites, install these first
+
+[ ] Apple Developer Connection Xcode (necessary collection of software tools. Also available on your installation DVD.)
+ http://developer.apple.com/tools/download/
+
+[ ] X11 for Mac Os X (also available on your installation DVD)
+ http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/x11update2006113.html
+
+[ ] Fink Unix utilities
+ http://www.finkproject.org/
+ Fink Commander
+ http://finkcommander.sourceforge.net/
+
+Then proceed with everything else as needed.
+
+[ ] MacTeX
+ http://tug.org/mactex/
+ (Very large, but comprehensive.)
+
+[ ] TeXshop for LaTeX
+ http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/obtaining.html
+
+[ ] Other Editors:
+ VI: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=213254
+ Aquamacs: http://aquamacs.org/
+
+[ ] R
+ http://cran.wustl.edu/sources.html
+ (for binaries http://cran.wustl.edu/)
+ (or for development versions and tools to allow building of packages http://r.research.att.com/)
+
+[ ] R standalone math libraries
+ "The library is not built automatically when R is installed, but can be built
+ in the directory src/nmath/standalone in the R sources: see the file README there."
+ in /Users/jgill/Documents/R-2.4.1/src/nmath/standalone, type "make install"
+
+[ ] JAGS-1.0.4
+ http://calvin.iarc.fr/~martyn/software/jags/
+
+[ ] VLC
+ http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
+
+[ ] freestanding TCL/TK. Needed by Rcmdr and other programs
+ http://cran.wustl.edu/bin/macosx/tools/
+
+[ ] Open Office
+ http://download.openoffice.org/
+
+[ ] Adobe Reader
+ http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
+
+[ ] Browsers
+ Omniweb: http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/
+ Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
+ Camino: http://www.caminobrowser.org/
+ Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome
+
+[ ] Firefox Extensions
+ LibX Washington University: http://library.wustl.edu/research/toolbar/
+ Zotero: http://www.zotero.org/
+
+[ ] PDFtoKeynote
+ http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~oneill/freesoftware/pdftokeynote.html
+
+[ ] Text to html
+ http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=36483&package_id=28791&release_id=261701
+
+[ ] File Transfer Clients
+ CyberDuck, http://cyberduck.ch/
+ Filezilla, http://filezilla-project.org/
+
+[ ] To Add Nice Equations and Tables to Keynote Presentations
+ http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/math_science/latexit.html
+
+[ ] Miscellaneous General Advice Sites:
+ http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/math_science/
+ http://hitoshi.berkeley.edu/macosx/
+ http://www.macresearch.org/
+
+[ ] For Nice Mac Fonts in LaTeX (XeTeX)
+ http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=xetex
+ (install with fink install xetex)
+
+[ ] Some Additional Tools:
+ BibDesk, http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/
+ Desktop Manager, http://desktopmanager.berlios.de/
+ Gimp, http://www.gimp.org/
+ Quicksilver, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quicksilver_(software)
+ Combine PDFs, http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/CombinePDFs.shtml
+ Poisoned, http://gottsilla.net/about.php
+ Kompozer, http://kompozer.net/

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