2010/8/7 Russell E. Owen <rowen@...2756...>:
In article <SNT131-w29254D6077B5B2F95C81A3BBB10@...520...>,
Stephen T. <obsessively@...32...>
Hi, I am having trouble installing matplotlib. I have OS X 10.5 with Python
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
Hmm, as I see it this instructions are for building a binary
distribution package of matplotlib, I think this is not what Stephen
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
$ 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
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.
P.S.: I've been busy the past few days, please excuse me.