OS X and Astro software articles - IT Services

Applications Setup
How to Activate certain programs and suites at the command line
Astrophysics Apple Developers' Page
A brief overview of Astrophysics developer information
Astrophysics: AstrOmatic
The AstrOmatic suite
Astrophysics: Available Software
Software available on the MacOS X systems in Astrophysics
Astrophysics: Available Software: Overview
Overview, and listing, of software available to members of Astrophysics
Astrophysics: Available Software: Wrapper scripts
Stuff put in /Local/bin by Applications Setup
Astrophysics: MacOS X development tools
Software development tools on Astrophysics MacOS X systems
Astrophysics: minor tools
Minor applications and command-line programs available under MacOS X in Astrophysics
Care and Feeding of Shells
How to not blow your command interpreter out of the water before it starts
Editors available in Astrophysics
Editors available on Astrophysics MacOS X systems
IDL in Astrophysics
IDL, as installed on Astro MacOS X systems
Initiating IRAF at the command line, the Old Way
MacPorts on Apple Macintosh Systems
MacPorts programs and libraries on Astrophysics MacOS X systems
Installing and using a personal build of MacPorts
OBSOLETE: MacPorts Python in Astrophysics
Using MacPorts's Python instead of the system copy
Running PyRAF from SciSoft
OBSOLETE: Python and SciSoft under MacOS X 10.6 and later
How to use SciSoft's libraries and/or your own with Python (OBSOLETE)
The Apple incarnation of the SciSoft suite (OBSOLETE)
Portable Software
An introduction to the uses and coding practices of portable software
Screen: managing multiple programs over a single ssh connection
Interactive background processing
Self-Service under OS X
The Self-Service facility under Mac OS X
The Starlink collection