A great tool for aerodynamics analysis (also) for the rest of us.
Install X11 and drag’n’drop Xfoil.app in your Applications folder
Double-click on Xfoil.app
Xfoil is a command prompt tool, so let’s type! To start with, type the question mark ?
WHAT IS XFOIL4MAC?
Xfoil4Mac is a project that started in 2007 whose main goal is to provide Xfoil.app, an easy to install and easy to run compiled version of Xfoil for Mac.
WHAT IS XFOIL?
Xfoil is a free and open source software for aerodynamics analysis. Created by professor Mark Drela of MIT, it is very useful for studying 2D flows. Learn more about Xfoil from here.
WHY DO I NEED YOUR XFOIL.APP?
Actually, you don't. You can compile Xfoil from the source, obtaining compilers and checking the dependiences, or chose to make it the Mac way. Just drag'n'drop Xfoil.app in your Applications folder and your are done!
IS XFOIL.APP FREE?
Yes: it is free and just like Xfoil, it is released under the General Public License. But if you feel so grateful that you want to offer us a pint, don't be shy and contact us. Kudos are always appreciated!
WHAT DO I NEED TO RUN XFOIL.APP?
A Mac with OS X 10.4 or greater and X11 installed. You can obtain X11 from here.
CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT?
Yes: if you have a problem with the binary, tell us!