Question(s) for new MAC 10.7 User

To William Jennings.

I would suggest you look at the SAGE python package (http://www.sagemath.org/). Like Enthought it’s an all-in-one package. My package uses Python 2.6.4. Current versions may be higher. It has a LOT of stuff, but you don’t need to use it all and can ignore it (lots on symbolic math, but if you don’t need it just ignore it). It contains matplotlib, numpy, scipy and lots of other scientific packages. Lots of other stuff too, like IPython, ctypes, Cython, and a SAGE notebook (looks good, but I haven’t messed much with it). Too much to list. IIRC it does not include wxPython, though. If you need that, you should check. I think you can install it (see below)

Cost?
It’s free.

I’ve compiled several versions of it on my Macs with no hitch, but I think you can just download Mac binary packages in a .zip file, decompress them, and put them in the Applications folder and you’re ready to go. You can set up the sage env variable and point to the python in the SAGE application instead of the Mac one. You can install more in the SAGe package if you want. Just point to sage python instead of python in the install scripts.

I’ve been using it for 1 1/2 years and have been very happy with it. It’s a tour de force package of packages. Beats manual installs for my needs any day.

– Lou Pecora, my views are my own.

Noticing the title says OSX 10.7---We are working on getting Sage to compile on 10.7. I believe you can download the 10.6 binaries and they work for 10.7, though. If you have any troubles, be sure to post to the sage-support mailing list:

http://groups.google.com/group/sage-support?pli=1

or ask on ask.sagemath.org.

Thanks,

Jason

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On 2/21/12 9:24 AM, Lou Pecora wrote:

To William Jennings.

I would suggest you look at the SAGE python package
(http://www.sagemath.org/). Like Enthought it's an all-in-one package.
My package uses Python 2.6.4. Current versions may be higher. It has a
LOT of stuff, but you don't need to use it all and can ignore it (lots
on symbolic math, but if you don't need it just ignore it). It contains
matplotlib, numpy, scipy and lots of other scientific packages. Lots of
other stuff too, like IPython, ctypes, Cython, and a SAGE notebook
(looks good, but I haven't messed much with it). Too much to list. IIRC
it does not include wxPython, though. If you need that, you should
check. I think you can install it (see below)

Cost? It's free.

I've compiled several versions of it on my Macs with no hitch, but I
think you can just download Mac binary packages in a .zip file,
decompress them, and put them in the Applications folder and you're
ready to go. You can set up the sage env variable and point to the
python in the SAGE application instead of the Mac one. You can install
more in the SAGe package if you want. Just point to sage python instead
of python in the install scripts.

I've been using it for 1 1/2 years and have been very happy with it.
It's a tour de force package of packages. Beats manual installs for my
needs any day.