Nick Duquett has kindly supplied the following information for using the
Apple sponsored Xquartz program as an X-Windows client, in the absence of
any such instructions on the Xquartz websites.
Here are step-by-step instructions if you'd like to post them:
- Navigate to Applications -> Utilities and open X11.app. If X11
is not installed, it should be available on the Mac OS X install disc, or
can be downloaded from the developer site.
will open a terminal window with a command line prompt. From the command
line, connect to the server of your choice with the ssh command. For
ssh -YC firstname.lastname@example.org
will log username onto server nber2. You will be prompted to enter your
NBER password, and asked to trust the server if it is your first
- From a Stata server (nber2-9), the commands "xstata"
or "xstatamp" will open Stata with a GUI. The command "stata" or "statamp"
opens Stata with a command-line interface. Note that xstata may run the
same jobs at a much lower speed than CLI Stata over a slow connection.
- When you are finished and have closed Stata, the "exit" command will
disconnect from the NBER server.