MAC version of ClustalW

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Wed Mar 20 17:16:14 EST 1996

ClustalW doesn't have a special mac interface, just a
character mode interface.  If you are using the Mac binary
that I compiled, the dialog box you first see is part of
a simple way of putting a mac interface on a character mode
program.  You can ignore the choices beyond the "okay" box,
but you need to later provide files in the proper format
for this program.  

I don't recommend using clustalw directly, but use it as
a child app w/ SeqPup.  I can't yet recommend SeqPup very
loudly because it still has several bugs, that I'm working
on.  But it should, bugs permitting, provide you a much
simpler way to use clustalw, and also to do hand alignments.
It is free.  Find it at 

-- Don

In article <kjt-2003960748260001 at pm074-20.dialip.mich.net>,
Ken J. Takekoshi <kjt at umich.edu> wrote:
>   Has anyone had any experience with the Macintosh version of ClustalW? 
>I'm trying to give it a go, but I'm having problems.  I don't understand
>how to load in files that are in FAST format in the MAC architecture. 

The clustal documentation says what file formats it supports.
NBRF format is a good choice for it.  SeqPup will read/write this and
other formats.

>> I
>also don't really understand what the dialog box is for that comes up when
>the programs begins.  Something about choosing input and output

  -- this lets you enter unix-standard input/output files and command line
 information.  Ignore it for clustalw.
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu

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