Ferret MAC OS X Downloads
Welcome to the MAC OS X download page for Ferret.
This version has been tested on 10.11 (El Capitan). It needs X11 support for X-Windows for display. We have found that XQuartz for X-Windows (free software) works well.
The previous release was found in testing to sometimes crash if a FRAME command is issued immediately after a plotting command. If this occurs, issue a "sp sleep 1" before your FRAME command. We will continue to investigate the causes of this.
Download the executables, environment and dataset tar files, put them in any directory that is convenient to you, and follow the instructions in the Installation guide.
Environment and Executable files
The fer_executables.tar.gz and fer_environment.tar.gz are required for Ferret installation. (Gzipped files using Unix "gzip"command). The pre-built Ferret Executables and Ferret Environment files for Mac OS X are available on the releases page of the Ferret GitHub site:
https://github.com/NOAA-PMEL/Ferret/releases (Scroll down to find the Mac OSX files).
If you would like to try building Ferret yourself, please see the link on the main Downloads page for the source code.