This page documents the installation of the Dynare on Mac OS X. If you have any troubles, please contact `<houtan AT SPAMFREE dynare DOT org>`

# Install Dynare (Stable)

## Dynare for Matlab

Download the appropriate Dynare package for your version of Mac OS X from the Dynare website

- Install Dynare by double-clicking on the package and following the installation instructions.
- If you get a warning saying that the package cannot be opened "because it is from an unidentified developer," open the folder containing the package, right-click on it, select "Open" from the menu that pops up, and select "Open" from the dialog box that pops up.

The default installation folder is

`/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>`, where`<<version>>`is one of`4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.2.2`, etc.

## Dynare for Octave

Install Homebrew by following the directions on their site

Type

`brew install dynare`The default installation folder is

`/usr/local/Cellar/dynare/<<version>>`, where`<<version>>`is one of`4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.2.2`, etc.

# Install Dynare (Unstable)

## Via the snapshot (Provides Matlab mex files)

Follow the instructions under Install Dynare (Stable): Dynare For Matlab using the latest Dynare snapshot for macOS

## Via Homebrew (provides Matlab and Octave mex files)

Follow the instructions under Install Dynare (Stable): Dynare For Octave, replacing

`brew install dynare`with`brew install dynare --HEAD`NB: To build another snapshot version of dynare at a later point, first type

`brew uninstall dynare`then`brew install dynare --HEAD`.

# Setup Matlab/Octave to use Dynare

## Dynare (stable) on Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

### MATLAB Setup

Add

`/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab/`to your Matlab path. You can do this either using the`addpath`command to add it just for this session or using the menu option`File->Set Path...`to add it across Matlab sessions.

### Octave Setup

Having installed Octave via Homebrew, open Octave by typing

`octave`at the terminal promptAt the Octave prompt, type:

`addpath /usr/local/opt/dynare/lib/dynare/matlab`for the default setup.If you have a non-default setup, you can see what path to add by looking at the "Caveats" section of the output from

`brew install dynare`

## Dynare 4.3.3 - 4.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

### MATLAB Setup

Add

`/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab/`to your Matlab path. You can do this either using the`addpath`command to add it just for this session or using the menu option`File->Set Path...`to add it across Matlab sessions.

### Octave Setup

Install Octave 3.6.4 via Homebrew (which requires XCode) by following the instructions in the "Simple Installation Instructions" subsection of the "Homebrew" section of this site.

- Before executing MOD files, you need to execute the following command at Octave prompt:
addpath /Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab

## Dynare 4.2.2 - 4.3.2 on Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

### MATLAB Setup

Add

`/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab/`to your Matlab path. You can do this either using the`addpath`command to add it just for this session or using the menu option`File->Set Path...`to add it across Matlab sessions.

### Octave Setup for OS X 10.6 and 10.7 (not available under 10.8)

Download and install version 3.4.0 of the Octave Mac OS X binary and add

`/Applications/Octave.app/Contents/Resources/bin`to your search path.If you are going to use the

`use_dll`or`k_order_perturbation`options, add the following lines to the`/Applications/Octave.app/Contents/Resources/bin/mkoctfile-3.4.0`file after the`set -e`statement at the top of the fileCFLAGS="-arch i386 ${CFLAGS}" FFLAGS="-arch i386 ${FFLAGS}" CPPFLAGS="-arch i386 ${CPPFLAGS}" CXXFLAGS="-arch i386 ${CXXFLAGS}" LDFLAGS="-arch i386 ${LDFLAGS}"

- Before executing MOD files, you need to execute the following command at Octave prompt:
addpath /Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab

## Dynare 4.2.0 or 4.2.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6

### MATLAB Setup

Install XCode 3.2 or later, which can either be installed from the internet or from the installation discs that came with your Mac. This installs the necessary gcc compilers required by

`build_dynare.m`in step 3.- In Matlab, change directory to the root folder of the Dynare installation directory. In the standard installation, you need to do:
>> cd /Applications/Dynare/<<version>>

- At the Matlab prompt, run
>> build_dynare

Once this has finished running, go to

`File->Set Path...`and add the path to the`matlab/`subfolder under the installation folder. In the standard installation, this will be`/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab`. Save the changes before closing the window.

### Octave Setup

Download and install version 3.2.3 of the Octave Mac OS X binary and add

`/Applications/Octave.app/Contents/Resources/bin`to your search path.If you are going to use the

`use_dll`or`k_order_perturbation`options, add the following lines to the`/Applications/Octave.app/Contents/Resources/bin/mkoctfile-3.2.3`file after the`set -e`statement at the top of the fileCFLAGS="-arch i386 ${CFLAGS}" FFLAGS="-arch i386 ${FFLAGS}" CPPFLAGS="-arch i386 ${CPPFLAGS}" CXXFLAGS="-arch i386 ${CXXFLAGS}" LDFLAGS="-arch i386 ${LDFLAGS}"

- Before excuting MOD files, you need to execute the following command at Octave prompt:
addpath /Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/matlab

## Documentation

Documentation can be found in the `doc/` folder under the installation directory (the default is `/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/doc`). The User Guide (located by default in `/Applications/Dynare/<<version>>/doc/userguide/UserGuide.pdf`) is a particularly helpful starting place. Errata for the User Guide can be found here.