installation of matplotlib on OS X 10.5 with python.org Python 2.6

In article <SNT131-w29254D6077B5B2F95C81A3BBB10@...520...>,
Stephen T. <obsessively@...32...>
wrote:

Hi, I am having trouble installing matplotlib. I have OS X 10.5 with Python
2.6
downloaded and installed from python.org.
(10.5 came with Apple
Python 2.5). I've also installed NumPy and SciPy for Python 2.6.

I encourage you to try the matplotlib 1.0.0 binary installer. It was
built to use the python.org Python (versions are available for Python
2.5 and 2.6; the latter did have a known problem with permissions on the
icon files; you can fix that manually or a new installer with that
problem fixed should be up now or shortly).

Another option is to wade through the build instructions. I've got some
here:
<http://www.astro.washington.edu/users/rowen/BuildingMatplotlibForMac.htm

-- Russell

2010/8/7 Russell E. Owen <rowen@...2756...>:

In article <SNT131-w29254D6077B5B2F95C81A3BBB10@...520...>,
Stephen T. <obsessively@...32...>
wrote:

Hi, I am having trouble installing matplotlib. I have OS X 10.5 with Python
2.6
downloaded and installed from python.org.
(10.5 came with Apple
Python 2.5). I've also installed NumPy and SciPy for Python 2.6.

I encourage you to try the matplotlib 1.0.0 binary installer. It was
built to use the python.org Python (versions are available for Python
2.5 and 2.6; the latter did have a known problem with permissions on the
icon files; you can fix that manually or a new installer with that
problem fixed should be up now or shortly).

I agree trying that will be an option.

Another option is to wade through the build instructions. I've got some
here:
<http://www.astro.washington.edu/users/rowen/BuildingMatplotlibForMac.html>

Hmm, as I see it this instructions are for building a binary
distribution package of matplotlib, I think this is not what Stephen
wants?

Dear Stephen, did the mpl-1.0.0 thingy work for you, do you have
problems with the icon files, if yes, the instruction inspired by
Russell:

$ chmod -R a+r [wherever they're living]

will fix it I believe. The -R option can be left alone when there is
only one level of file hierarchy to fix, but I'm not sure what
applies.

I really hope we don't have to go through the /opt stuff, because I'm
really unsure about how to fix this. Maybe check your
$LD_LIBRARY_PATH or similar (I don't recall precisely), if it contains
the /opt stuff, we're happy, because it's easy to fix. Say easier. I
believe it will be a pain at all anyway. Best would probably be to
start with a new, fresh and empty mpl build directory and to go
through each step with feedback from the list ... because I don't know
precisely what will happen.

Friedrich

P.S.: I've been busy the past few days, please excuse me.

The instructions are indeed geared towards building a binary installer, but the final result is a build, plus it is possible to weed out the installer-specific elements.

-- Russell

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On Aug 9, 2010, at 8:17 AM, Friedrich Romstedt wrote:

2010/8/7 Russell E. Owen <rowen@...2756...>:

In article <SNT131-w29254D6077B5B2F95C81A3BBB10@...520...>,
Stephen T. <obsessively@...32...>
wrote:

Hi, I am having trouble installing matplotlib. I have OS X 10.5 with Python
2.6
downloaded and installed from python.org.
(10.5 came with Apple
Python 2.5). I've also installed NumPy and SciPy for Python 2.6.

I encourage you to try the matplotlib 1.0.0 binary installer. It was
built to use the python.org Python (versions are available for Python
2.5 and 2.6; the latter did have a known problem with permissions on the
icon files; you can fix that manually or a new installer with that
problem fixed should be up now or shortly).

I agree trying that will be an option.

Another option is to wade through the build instructions. I've got some
here:
<http://www.astro.washington.edu/users/rowen/BuildingMatplotlibForMac.html>

Hmm, as I see it this instructions are for building a binary
distribution package of matplotlib, I think this is not what Stephen
wants?