eBioTools

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eBioTools 3 is available in two different variants, one for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and one for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard):

Both downloads are now Universal binaries, meaning that they work at full speed on both PPC and Intel Macs!

Updated version

If you recently installed eBioTools 3 on Mac OS X 10.5 and got one of the error messages below, it was probably caused by an error that has since been corrected. We have updated the Leopard package, so you can fix the problem by redownloading it from the link above.

eBioTools needs to be updated
The eBioTools installation on this computer is either damaged or too old for this version of eBioX. Please go to www.ebioinformatics.org and download a new version of eBioTools.
...or:
Warning: eBioTools was not initialized because the file /usr/ebiotools/etc/profile could not be found. Please correct this by reinstalling eBioTools or editing /etc/profile.

About eBioTools

eBioTools is a compilation of bioinformatics software that has been packaged for easy installation on Mac OS X. It covers many areas, from simple sequence analysis to RNA folding and sequence assembly.

The included programs can be run from the command line in the Terminal program. If you are interested in something that is more easy to use, please take a look at our program eBioX, which works as a graphical interface for eBioTools.

The included software is:

NameVersion
Boost1.3.41
Clustal W1.83.UNIX
PHYLIP3.6b
EMBOSS5.0.0
EMBOSS.kaptain0.98
gd2.0.35
Glimmer3.02
HMMER2.3.2
INFERNAL0.7
Jmol11.2.12
Kalign2
Kaptain0.72
MrBayes3.1.2
MRSr482
MUSCLE3.6
NCBI Tools2.2.16
NEdit5.5
Primer31.1.2
sim42003-09-21
soap4r1.5.8
Staden1.7.0
T-COFFEE5.05
ViennaRNA1.6.5

Requirements

To use this release of eBioTools, you need to have:

X11 is included by default in Leopard. Users of Tiger can install X11 from the Optional Installs package on the Mac OS X installation disc.