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Five Minutes with Apple 

If you had five minutes with the leadership of Apple’s Security Science division, what would you ask? What are the biggest open questions for Science on the Mac? And what should Apple do to get more/better scientific apps to the Mac? If you have a…

Google Toolbox For Mac 

I just saw this by way of Arstechnica. For those of you interested in Mac programming, Google has released Google Toolbox for Mac, an open source project that provides code samples and utility code for a variety of programming functions. It’s distributed under the Apache 2.0 License….

NFS exports on Leopard 

If you have several “unixy” workstations on your network that need to talk to your Mac, you’ll likely want to use NFS. In my case, I have a few Linux machines around and also an old SGI O2, that I keep around mainly for nostalgia reasons (I sat at…

Statistics Supercomputing on a Mac with R and LAM/MPI 

Introduction R is a venerable, free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has a large user community and an impressive number of available add-on packages. Notable among these is the Bioconductor family of packages, which constitute a comprehensive statistical computing environment for bioinformatics (with a focus…

Matlab and OS X 

I have seen a couple of threads on Matlab on OS X on this forum and I want to re-propose the issue. In particular one of the threads (about 2 years ago) stated that Matlab on OS X is not “native” and therefore it runs…