Igor Pro 8 is supported on Mac OS X 10.10 to 10.14 (macOS 10.15 is not currently supported).
If you have an existing "Igor Pro 8 Folder" on the disk you'll be installing to, either remove or rename the folder to avoid overwriting the existing Igor files.
To install, drag the Igor Pro 8 Folder to your Applications folder.
You can have Igor 8 and previous versions of Igor installed on your computer at the same time.
On Macintosh, starting with version 8, Igor Pro is a 64-bit application only. This means that you must use 64-bit XOPs with Igor 8. If you need to use 32-bit only XOPs on Macintosh, you must use Igor 7. All XOPs that ship with Igor Pro on Macintosh are 64-bit. See Activating More Extensions for details.
When Igor Pro 8 is first launched, it prompts you for your serial number and activation key.
These are provided in an email you received from WaveMetrics.
If you have not entered the serial number and activation key, Igor runs in fully-functional 30-day evaluation mode. After 30 days Igor will no longer save experiments, procedures, data, or graphics until you enter a valid serial number and activation key.
You can enter a license activation key at a later time by selecting "License..." from the "Help" menu.
Your administrator can install Igor Pro onto a file server for a single user or activate a multi-user license for all users, depending on the type of license that was purchased.
If you purchased a single-user License, but only your administrator can install programs on your computer, ask the administrator to only install Igor Pro without entering any license information.
After the administrator installs Igor, you can enter the serial number and activation key yourself, and the license will not be shared by other users; other users can run Igor in 30-day evaluation mode.
To activate a multi-user license for all local users of the computer Igor is installed on, the administrator should follow these steps while logged in as Administrator:
To activate a multi-user "server license" for all local and remote users, including users running Igor over a network connection, the administrator should follow the same steps as for Multi-user Local License, except:
You can register your copy of Igor by selecting "About Igor Pro..." from the "Igor Pro" menu, clicking the "License..." button and then click the "Register Igor Online" button.
You may wish to enable additional Igor extensions. See Activating More Extensions for details.
If you have more than one copy of Igor on your hard disk, you will not know which version the Finder will launch when you double-click an Igor experiment. The easiest solution for this is to launch the Igor you wish to use and then double-click the experiment.
We strongly recommend that you take the "Guided Tour of Igor" in the Getting Started manual. It will get you off on the right foot and will save you a lot of time in the long run.
To get a feel for what Igor Pro can do, use the File->Example Experiments submenu to open several example experiments.
Igor Pro has extensive and informative interactive help (called 'Igor Tips'). And check out the Help Browser: Choose "Igor Help Browser" in the Help menu.
We recommend that users upgrading from Igor 7 see the "What's New In Igor Pro 8" help file; it explains the changes and additions since Igor Pro 7.
This version of Igor Pro includes the full Igor Pro manual set as PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) files copied to your hard disk during installation. They may be accessed from Igor's Help menu by choosing "Manual".
To use the online manual you will need Adobe Reader 6.0 or later.
Extensions in the "More Extensions (64-bit)" folders are not available in Igor Pro until you activate them. See the "Activating Additional WaveMetrics Files" help topic in the Igor help for more information.
New and experienced Igor programmers should check out:
Choose "Updates for Igor Pro" from the Help menu to check the WaveMetrics web site for available updates. Don't forget to quit Igor before installing the new version!
There are several ways to keep up with the latest Igor news and get the latest tech notes and what-not:
Visit us on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.wavemetrics.com
A user-to-user support and collaboration web site that is sponsored by WaveMetrics. Its main features are a forum and places where programmers can upload complete projects or "code snippets" and users can download them.
The Igor mailing list provides a way for hundreds of Igor users to help one another and share solutions and ideas. WaveMetrics also posts information on the latest Igor developments.
For instructions on subscribing, unsubscribing and posting to the list, see: http://www.wavemetrics.com/support/mlist.htm
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