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
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
>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