From: Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@...259...>
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] Mac backend problems for nearly all
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Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> > I've experienced many of the same problems on Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Snow > > Leopard). I have python/scipy/numpy/matplotlib/ipython all installed > > via Macports.
Just to be clear -- this sounds like a MacPorts problem, not necessarily an OS-X problem.
> > I finally have the WXagg backend > > working, but that required installed WXPython with the gtk/X11 backend.
Does MacPorts not allow a native wx? Maybe becasue you're running 64 bit?
Right, I am running Snow Leopard and have Python 2.6 installed 64 bit. Apparently, Carbon requires 32 bit and wxWidgets/wxPython does not (yet) support Cocoa. This problem will bite you in one form or another on Mac OS X, regardless of whether you are using Macports or something else.
Anyway, I guess that's why I don't use macports for python.
>> >> In any case, I have been having royal problems with GUI backends and
>> >> matplotlib.
>> >> Some background on where I've been having these problems:
>> >> Machine 1: OSX 10.5.8 G5 PPC
That's what I've been running, and I've had no real issues (Haven't tried the OS-X back-end) -- but I'm using the python.org python.
>> >> Machine 2: OSX 10.5.7 Macbook pro/Intel
>> >> Code versions: python 2.5.4, Numpy 1.3.0, Scipy 0.7.0 (all obtained through
>> >> fink.)
OK -- then a fink issue, rather than a Macports one -- same idea, though.
My impression is that neither fink nor macports do well with Mac GUI stuff -- unless you're talking X11.
Not exactly true. Fink and Macports are tools and have their shortcomings, but both can be immensely useful for installing all this stuff. Otherwise, you do it manually, which of course can cause you trouble as well. Anyway, getting off topic. I only intended to report some form of success with the wx backend.
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