Install Open Babel Binary Package on macOS


How to Install Open Babel binary package on macOS computers?



The easiest option to install Open Babel on macOS computers is to install the Open Babel pre-compiled binary package as shown in this tutorial.

1. Go to Open Babel download Website at

2. Click to open "Files > openbabel > 2.3.1" folder. You see a list of Open Babel 2.3.1 download files.

3. Click "" to download the Open Babel binary package for macOS computers.

4. Unzip the donwload file "". You see the 3 files in a sub-folder:

  -rw-r--r--@ 1 fyicenter  staff      1804 Oct 17  2011  ReadMe.rtf
  -rw-r--r--@ 1 fyicenter  admin     18504 May 10  2006 License.rtf
  -rw-r--r--@ 1 fyicenter  admin  11429471 Oct 17  2011 OpenBabel.pkg

5. Click to open "OpenBabel.pkg" to start the installation. And finish the installation with default options.

6. Open a terminal window and verify the installation.

fyicenter$ babel -V 
Open Babel 2.3.1 -- Oct 13 2011 -- 15:14:47

Open Babel 2.3.1. is ready to use!


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