FAQs

How do you run DSSAT on Linux/Mac OS?

Unfortunately, for Linux/Mac users, there is no installation for these platforms yet. Most of the tools we use in DSSAT were developed for Windows platform. In this case, you need to install a Virtual Machine in order to run Windows platform.

 

Step 1:

To get started with the installation you need to install the VirtualBox. Please see the link below to download the VirtualBox (there is no charge to download and install VirtualBox):

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

The video below can help you with the installation of VirtualBox on your platform:

 

Step 2:

After installing the VirtualBox tool, you also need to download the Windows platform installation (.iso). This is a big file (5Gb or more) that you can download from the Microsoft portal, following the link below:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

This video below can help you with the installation of Windows 10 in your VirtualBox:

 

Step 3:

You need to also set up a folder to share files between your Linux/Mac platforms and your Windows platform in your VirtualBox (Mac/Windows). The link below shows you how to do this on your platform:

 

Step 4:

After finishing all these steps and configurations of your VirtualBox, you need to transfer the DSSAT installation to your shared folder and unzip into your shared folder inside your Windows (VirtualBox).

 

Step 5:

You can now install DSSAT in your Windows platform in VirtualBox and run DSSAT with all the tools.

That’s it!

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