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PHREEQC installation => Installing => Topic started by: chevron on September 13, 2016, 04:42:34 PM

Title: Installing PHREEQC 3 on a Mac
Post by: chevron on September 13, 2016, 04:42:34 PM
Hello everyone,

I hate to dumb it down on you guys, but I need help getting this program to run on my Mac. I searched the forum for instal help but didn't seem to find anything; I apologize if this has already been addressed and I over looked it. 

Here is my issue:

After downloading the .dmg file, I move the Phreeqc folder to Documents as instructed by the Readme file.  I select the 'Run Phreeqc' script and I am prompted to select an 'input' file.  I created an input folder within the Phreeqc folder with a .txt file to be used for this purpose.  I select the .txt folder and a new .txt file is generated with the name input.txt.out.  After this step, I am prompted to select a database file, and this is where things fall apart.  I go into the 'database' file in the Phreeqc folder, but I do not know which .dat folder to select; each file I select seems to run into an error.  I have attached a screenshot of the error that occurs after I select a .dat file.

I appreciate any of your advise, thoughts or guidance. 

Best Regards 
Title: Re: Installing PHREEQC 3 on a Mac
Post by: dlparkhurst on September 13, 2016, 06:09:01 PM
The screen shot does not show an error; it appears to have read the minteq.v4.dat database correctly. I have to assume that the input.txt file did not have any simulations defined, so that no further output was written.

If you define "SOLUTION" in the input.txt file, then you will get a distribution of species for pure water.
Title: Re: Installing PHREEQC 3 on a Mac
Post by: chevron on September 13, 2016, 07:52:16 PM
Thanks for your reply.  I wrote "SOLUTION" into the text file, and it generated a readout for pure water. 

I guess I am a bit confused, I was assuming there would be some kind of interface with this software like MINEQL.  Is the only capability for Mac writing into a text file and running it?  I have a .phrq file that I need to run but don't know how. 

Thanks for any further advice. 
Title: Re: Installing PHREEQC 3 on a Mac
Post by: dlparkhurst on September 13, 2016, 08:14:18 PM
There are two interfaces, PhreeqcI runs on Windows, so it could be run with an emulator on Mac.

Tony Appelo (http://hydrochemistry.eu/) has a Notepad++ interface. If you have Notepad++, I assume you could use this interface on a Mac.

If you have a .phrq file, then enter the name of the file instead of input.txt.
Title: Re: Installing PHREEQC 3 on a Mac
Post by: alencar.j on October 07, 2018, 03:09:34 PM
Hi,
Have anyone tried to install PHREEQC 3 on MacOS 10.13?
The last upload was for MacOS 10.12, and I've had some problems to install on my mac.

Thanks