I don't have a mac myself, but i did find this tutorial on it that seems good. If you have not tried it already, i'd give it a shot if i were you.
answered 22 Sep '12, 17:47
Hi Kemal, I did an installation of Circos on my iMAC running snowleopard according to the instructions by zientzilaria and it worked out fine.
You need the GD to work properly, so --ignore_missing_gd would probably not work out anyway.
I searched for the file (actually a script) called gdlib-config and it should be located in the directory pierrejoye-gd-libgd-5551f61978e3/src/config/
Check if it is there. Otherwise download the gd-libd again and follow the installation instructions:
Just to add to this thread, I have also installed circos on my mac using:
and experimented a bit with different options for karyotype and config files. So, please, do let me know if you could do with any assistance with later stages of analysis, and using circos to generate figures!
kind regards, Lukasz
ps. You might also be interested in ggbio (an R package for extending the grammar of graphics for genomic data)
answered 09 Oct '12, 18:39