PMOD Software Extraction

<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  PMOD Installation and Maintenance > Mac OS X Installation >

PMOD Software Extraction

The following software extraction procedure must be performed for standalone PMOD installations, for PMOD servers, and also for all PMOD network clients.

Please begin by inserting the PMOD installation flash memory stick. Then start the installer by starting the RunSetup.command in the Setup/MacOSX directory on the memory stick by double-clicking. The following installation screen appears.

If double-clicking does not start the installer (using Catalina OSX) please enter the following command in a terminal window
sh PMOD_INSTALL_FOLDER/pmod-41-setup-macosx/Setup/RunSetup.command


Please use Next to proceed and accept the license agreement in the appearing dialog window. After activating Next the window for configuring the installation appears.


Please perform the following configurations:

Installation Path

Use the Browse button to select the parent directory for the installation. There, the installer will create a new directory Pmod4.1 for the program files and the data. Please make sure that 4.3GB of free space is available for the full package.


It is highly recommended to install the four packages, the Pmod Software, the Protection Key Driver Software, the Documentation, and the Database with Examples. The Database with Examples requires about 970MB and will show up as database called Pmod. This database will allow getting acquainted with the programs because it contains examples for the different types of data analysis. Note, however, that it is recommended establishing an new database externally to PMOD for productive data processing. The PNEURO Parcellation resources, should only be enabled, if the PNEURO tool has been licensed, as the required space is 350MB.

Properties of Operating System and RAM

The operating system of your target computer needs to be 64-Bit. Size of RAM can be set to any size. However, if the specified size exceeds the physical RAM, the system will start swapping after RAM space is exhausted and will become very slow. Therefore it is recommended setting Size of RAM < physical RAM.

Installation of the PMOD Environment

The installation is started by the Install button. The Pmod4.1 directory is created wherein all PMOD-related files are extracted. If the installing user has no write permission in the parent directory, a dialog window appears which reports an installation problem. In this case please change the writing permissions of the installation as root user, or try the installation again using a different installation directory.

At the end of the installation a dialog window is shown. It indicates the command script for starting Pmod4.1. If this is the first PMOD installation, Close the window.

If a prior PMOD version has been used already, it is recommended importing its working environment. To this end, activate Copy Configuration ... and select the properties folder of your prior PMOD installation with the Browse button as illustrated below. Then activate Copy to import the setting, and Close the window.