Best installation procedure for MacOSX

Hi!
Some colleagues are starting to use python, matplotlib et al. for data
analysis and so on. However, they are using MacOSX computers, and neither of
us are particularly proficient in the use of OSX. I would like to know if
there's an easy way to install ipython, numpy, scipy and matplotlib on MacOSX
10.4 without much hassle. Is there some "officially sanctioned" :smiley: best way?

Cheers!
Josea

Jos茅,

I would take a look at the Scipy Superpack (http://trichech.us/).
Alternatively, you can download and install the MacPython 2.5 for OS X
10.4 (http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/py25-fat/index.html). This
installs a separate Python framework (leaving the system python
framework unchanged). The installer will modify your path to point to
the new python2.5. You can then install
setuptools/ipython/numpy/scipy/matplotlib from source or via
EasyInstall. If you go this route, you'll probably also want the
wxPython installer from http://www.wxpython.org/download.php#binaries.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions.

Barry

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On Feb 15, 2008 6:23 AM, Jos茅 G贸mez-Dans <jgomezdans@...287...> wrote:

Hi!
Some colleagues are starting to use python, matplotlib et al. for data
analysis and so on. However, they are using MacOSX computers, and neither of
us are particularly proficient in the use of OSX. I would like to know if
there's an easy way to install ipython, numpy, scipy and matplotlib on MacOSX
10.4 without much hassle. Is there some "officially sanctioned" :smiley: best way?

Cheers!
Josea

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Barry Wark wrote:

I would take a look at the Scipy Superpack (http://trichech.us/).

only support Intel and it seems only 10.5 -- darn.

scipy can now be built Universal, so hope someone will start distributing a Universal binary some day.

Alternatively, you can download and install the MacPython 2.5 for OS X
10.4 (http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/py25-fat/index.html).

There are also a bunch of other packages there, including wxPython, and an older MPL.

The idea was that the pythonmac site would be the "official" place to get binaries of python packages for OS-X. However, we don't always get stuff contributed, and it can be a bit tricky for folks to build a complex package that meets its specs (Universal is the big issue), so folks build stuff like the "Superpack" that is almost there.

I don't have time to try to do it now, but PLEASE, someone build a recent scipy and/or MPL and put it up there!

-Chris

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I'm ramping up to start building at least scipy binaries (see recent
post on scipy-users list). I'm just waiting for tester feedback for
eggs built from SVN trunk. They're currently for OS X 10.5, but I will
also build for MacPython once I'm sure everything's working.

numpy, ipython, and matplotlib all apear to be available via
EasyInstall, so scipy seems to be the only missing piece.

barry

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On Feb 15, 2008 12:41 PM, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@...259...> wrote:

Barry Wark wrote:
> I would take a look at the Scipy Superpack (http://trichech.us/).

only support Intel and it seems only 10.5 -- darn.

scipy can now be built Universal, so hope someone will start
distributing a Universal binary some day.

> Alternatively, you can download and install the MacPython 2.5 for OS X
> 10.4 (http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/py25-fat/index.html).

There are also a bunch of other packages there, including wxPython, and
an older MPL.

The idea was that the pythonmac site would be the "official" place to
get binaries of python packages for OS-X. However, we don't always get
stuff contributed, and it can be a bit tricky for folks to build a
complex package that meets its specs (Universal is the big issue), so
folks build stuff like the "Superpack" that is almost there.

I don't have time to try to do it now, but PLEASE, someone build a
recent scipy and/or MPL and put it up there!

-Chris

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Oceanographer

Emergency Response Division
NOAA/NOS/OR&R (206) 526-6959 voice
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Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 526-6317 main reception

Chris.Barker@...259...

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Barry Wark wrote:

I'm ramping up to start building at least scipy binaries (see recent
post on scipy-users list). I'm just waiting for tester feedback for
eggs built from SVN trunk. They're currently for OS X 10.5, but I will
also build for MacPython once I'm sure everything's working.

Great, thanks!

numpy, ipython, and matplotlib all apear to be available via
EasyInstall, so scipy seems to be the only missing piece.

well, it's the hard one, as it requires Fortran.

Adding to my last note:

Another reason pythonmac.org/packages isn't getting the unmaintained it used to is the easy-install works for so many things. I think it's working fine for MPL now, for instance.

-Chris

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Right. Since Leopard comes with setuptools, it seems like the
mac-python community is being pushed towards using
setuptools/EasyInstall instead of mpkg installers. I personally think
that's a good thing.

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On Feb 15, 2008 1:27 PM, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@...259...> wrote:

Barry Wark wrote:
> I'm ramping up to start building at least scipy binaries (see recent
> post on scipy-users list). I'm just waiting for tester feedback for
> eggs built from SVN trunk. They're currently for OS X 10.5, but I will
> also build for MacPython once I'm sure everything's working.

Great, thanks!

> numpy, ipython, and matplotlib all apear to be available via
> EasyInstall, so scipy seems to be the only missing piece.

well, it's the hard one, as it requires Fortran.

Adding to my last note:

Another reason pythonmac.org/packages isn't getting the unmaintained it
used to is the easy-install works for so many things. I think it's
working fine for MPL now, for instance.