Install Open Babel Binary Package on macOS

Q

How to Install Open Babel binary package on macOS computers?

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A

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 SourceForge.net.

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

3. Click "OpenBabel-2.3.1.mac.zip" to download the Open Babel binary package for macOS computers.

4. Unzip the donwlodad file "OpenBabel-2.3.1.mac.zip". 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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