I am using MacOS Ventura, and would like to use xcrysden to visualize my Quantum espresso input and output files. For that, I have installed xcrysden on using Macports. But I am not able to laod the xcrysden GUI using a command like: xcrysden --pwi si.0_scf.in. Please help.

Thank you.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you load the GUI directly instead of loading a file? $\endgroup$ Sep 27, 2023 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, I can not. Something like "xcrysden -h" initiates xcrysden on terminal, but does not start the GUI. $\endgroup$
    – rahman62
    Sep 29, 2023 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ How about the command xcrysden only without the -h? What type of error does it give? Please add the detail of the terminal output/error after you run the xcrysden command on terminal $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2023 at 20:52
  • $\begingroup$ I get this: +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ |*****************************************************************| |* | | XCrySDen -- (X-Window) CRYstalline Structures and DENsities *| ... Version: 1.6.2 Please report bugs to: ... TERMS OF USE: ------------- XCRYSDEN is ... Public License. Whenever ... is the following: [ref] ... XCRYSDEN_TOPDIR=/opt/local/share/xcrysden-1.6.2 XCRYSDEN_SCRATCH=/var/folders/tz/wqzs1wbj2cd30c7z3p3vm0rh0000gn/T/ $\endgroup$
    – rahman62
    Oct 6, 2023 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ I had to cut down many of the texts, but I got something like that. The GUI does not pop up, unfortunately. $\endgroup$
    – rahman62
    Oct 6, 2023 at 13:58


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