> >I have had several very kind replies to my query. The concesus of opinion
> >rests with GDE from Harvard (a UNIX package, unfortunately), MACAW from
> >ftp.bio.indiana.edu for Widows and AeqApp for the Mac (use gopher). Also
> >mentioned were ClustalV and DCSE (from uiam3.uia.ac.be). I have been playing
> >with MACAW and have found it easy to use.
>> MACAW is also available for the Mac, it has the same appearance
> as the Windows version
> and works well, in my experience. It does have some minor bugs
> but I have been able to work around them and I would recommend it to
> anyone who wants to stick with their Mac. In any case, they issue
> new versions at a rapid pace and the bugs I encountered may be
> fixed by now.
The latest release (currently 2.0.3) of MACAW may be obtained by
anonymous FTP from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. There are several versions,
each located in a different directory below pub/macaw:
Directory File to get Platform
===================== ============= ================================
pub/macaw/win16 macawzz.exe MS Windows 3.1
pub/macaw/win32-alpha macawzz.exe MS Windows NT on DEC Alpha
pub/macaw/win32-intel macawzz.exe MS Windows NT on Intel
pub/macaw/mac-68k macaw.hqx Macintosh 680x0
A number of bugs have been reported in the 2.0.3 release. I regret
to say that I have not had time to fix them yet, but hope to get
back to this soon...