BEAST Mac Download

Downloading BEAST for Mac

The BEAST Download should be under way.

Once the file is downloaded, open the dmg file by double clicking it, and drag the BEAST folder into the Application folder in the window that pops up.

Start BEAST, BEAUti or the other programs by double clicking the icon in the BEAST directory in the Application folder.

You can also start them from a terminal using any of the scripts in /Applications/BEAST v2.6.7/bin.

Trouble shooting

BEAST on Big Sur

If there is an issue with starting BEAST v2.6.7 on OS X Big Sur showing this message: please download the version with the JRE included here and drag to the Applications folder.

BEAST does not start

If BEAST or BEAUti does not launch, this is probably due to Java not being installed, or the default version of Java is not Java 8 or higher.

To fix this, install java, e.g. from Adopt, available here.

On Mojave, installing later version could prevent BEAST from starting, but installing Java 8 before installing a later version seems to work


Download issues

If the download failed, you can always get it from the release page.

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