The latest TiViPE release for Macintosh OS X 10.11 El Capitan is 2.1.3 (June 2016).

[156 MB]

TiViPE can be downloaded for free under GNU-GPL license. Commercial developers however need a different license, please contact us. Download TiViPE213OSXelCapitan.tgz for OS X El Capitan.

Copy the downloaded file to the home directory, and extract its data using a terminal (Right upper hourglass -> Terminal):

cd $HOME
tar xzf TiViPE213OSXelCapitan.tgz

Open your favorite editor and add

# --> Read $HOME/TiViPE/vars, if present.
if [ -f $HOME/TiViPE/vars ]; then
 . $HOME/TiViPE/vars 

to the $HOME/.bashrc file.

Open a new terminal and type


on the command line to start TiViPE.

Validate that all the packages required as described below are installed. Check the file $HOME/TiViPE/vars and verify that all paths and variables have been set properly.

Packages that need to be installed in the OS X distribution

TiViPE relies on a number of programs. First of all Xcode it is obtained from the Mac store and is required to code:

Download and install it.

Install MacTeX it used to convert LaTeX formatted documentation into images:

Download and install it.

MacPorts is used to compile and install available open source packages

Download and install it. The following ports are required:

  • fftw3 +universal
  • ffmpeg-devel +gpl2+univeral+x11
  • ImageMagick
  • openssl +universal
  • putty

The packages are installed by typing sudo port install followed by the name of the package given above.

Qt 5.7

TiViPE makes use of Qt, it is downloaded from

Install qt:

chmod 755
sudo ./

Select all of qt 5.7 and its tools. Qt will be installed in /$HOME/Qt.
Note that the directory installed should be the same as the QTDIR variable in $HOME/TiViPE/vars.


Download cuda_8.0.29_mac.dmg from

and install all in the default setting. CUDA is installed at /usr/local/cuda.