[Ifeffit] No plot window in Athena/Demeter on Mac OS X Yosemite

George Sterbinsky GeorgeSterbinsky at u.northwestern.edu
Tue Sep 22 22:11:34 CDT 2015

I've found that if the terminal value is set to wxt, it is reset to qt upon
restarting Athena, and Athena will not plot. This does not happen if the
terminal value is set to x11 or aqua.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 9:32 PM, Matt Newville <newville at cars.uchicago.edu>

> Sorry for not keeping up with the "Athena on OS X" details.  Here's my
> experience (OS X 10.10.5, up to date patches from Apple) which might be
> helpful to some.
> Athena from macports was working fine for me, but was many months old.
> This evening I did
>   sudo port -v selfupdate
>   sudo port install xorg-server
> This installed many updates -- it had been awhile. I then did
>   sudo port uninstall demeter
>   sudo port install demeter
> athena ran, but would not plot, in the way many had seen.  The gnuplot
> program was set to "gnuplot", but terminal was "qt".  Setting this to
> "wxt", plotting worked fine.
> Not sure why that happened (I'm pretty sure it had been "wxt" previously),
> but it was easy to fix.   And I'm still very impressed that the macports
> solution works so well!
> --Matt
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