[Gate-users] MacPorts and Benchmarks

Pietrzyk, Uwe u.pietrzyk at fz-juelich.de
Mon Dec 7 22:10:32 CET 2015

Hi Frank,

the benchmarks and the examples are part of the full distribution
which you can download from the OpenGATE homepage.


Please note that you have to register first (for free) and then
have access to the programs and the documentation.

I actually used “cmake” for installation under Mavericks, because
I wanted to have access to the visualisation with OpenGL.

 I hope this helps!

Kind regards,


Prof. Dr. Uwe Pietrzyk
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On 07 Dec 2015, at 17:47, Brooks, Frank <fjbrooks at wustl.edu> wrote:

Hello All,

I've just installed Gate on OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) via MacPorts. The installation appears to have worked, however, when I went to validate the installation via "Idle> /control/execute benchmarkPET.mac" I got:

"ERROR: Can not open a macro file <benchmarkPET.mac>. Set macro path with "/control/macroPath" if needed."

This has lead to two questions.

1) Are the benchmarks installed in the latest MacPorts version? I've searched my /opt and /usr directories in every way I know how and cannot locate a benchmarks folder or the file "benchmarkPET.mac".

2) What is the correct usage of the /control/macroPath command? I tried to run a macro that I could find by first setting the macroPath:

/control/macroPath "/opt/local/share/doc/gate/examples/example_PET"

which gave no error but then when I ran "/control/execute PET_CylindricalPET_System.mac" I get an error similar to before:

"Can not open a macro file <PET_CylindricalPET_System.mac>. Set macro path with "/control/macroPath" if needed."

Clearly, I do not understand how the pathing in Gate works. I would be grateful for any advice toward finding the missing benchmarks and/or setting the macropath correctly.


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