Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to DrWho68)
First, you are using an old version of Matlab. Did you check the system requirements for MatLab? It appears that Mac OSs shows up on the system requirements page http://www.mathworks.com/support/sysreq/current_release/index.html?sec=mac. Note that this is 64 bit.
You could install Windows on your computer using Bootcamp Assistant or using a virtual machine like parallels, Fusion, or VirtualBox. Then install MatLab in Windows.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to BobTheFisherman)
Thanks Bob for replying! Apparently what happened was that when Apple went to a newer OS, they quit supporting a program that was important to the MATLAB bootup. There are work arounds for Earlier versions and Later versions and I am somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately I am not literate enough in software lingo to understand what is required. I am hoping for someone that had experience in this to tell what I am doing wrong.
But I appreciate the help and time you took to try and help me!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:29 PM (in response to DrWho68)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to DrJJWMac)
I am considering Octave if this doesn't work out. Not sure how to install it, but I am sure it can't be as hard as installing Matlab
I haven't heard of Igor Pro. I will take a look at it and see. I've been learning to code in Matlab for school and (now for work) I really like it. But still long way to go to be efficient. Afterwards I want to learn Python. Not sure how Python will help me in CFD but it the more you know....
Anyway thanks for the help.. I get to look and see what Igor Pro is now
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 6:31 PM (in response to DrWho68)
For power-user level CFD, you probably want Comsol Multiphysics
As far as I hear, Python seems to be up and coming for scientific/engineering computational efforts compared to C and its derivatives (God forbid you fall back on Fortran).
Igor Pro will give you the better graphics output, which is where MatLab falls flat. MatLab will give you the symbolic math and ODE equation solvers that are less up-front to use than Igor Pro. And Comsol Multiphysics will give you the answer you want in full-technicolor immediately at the push of a button. It all won't be cheap though.
Hope your explorations in to the software are fruitful.