the Mac Intel 32bit MEX files shipped with SPM8 have been compiled on:
Mac OS X 10.5.7 (Leopard), gcc 4.0.1 and Matlab 7.4
It is therefore possible (but disappointing) that they are incompatible
with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).
The previous MEX files (provided with SPM5) were compiled by Torben
Lund, but I don't know the details.
Best for you is to recompile the MEX files. To do so, you need to have
installed XCode and run 'make && make install' in the SPM8 src
directory. More details can be found here:
or in this mailing list's archive.
Michael L. Spezio wrote:
> I'm attempting to run SPM8 in Matlab R2008b on a Mac Intel under
> 10.4.11. However, Matlab crashes with spm_slice_vol.mexmaci dated May
> 29, 2009 (latest update). When I substitute the OLD version of
> spm_slice_vol_mexmaci, dated March 26, 2007, it runs fine.
> Are the updated mexmaci files not compatible with Intel running Tiger on
> a Mac? Is there another problem that I'm not noticing?
> Thanks so much for the help.
> Michael L. Spezio
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