[AstroPy] Installing scisoft on MacOS 10.6.7

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille@gmail....
Thu Sep 22 03:13:14 CDT 2011


Just wanted to add that MacPorts does also install a 64-bit version of
Python by default.

Tom

On Wednesday, 21 September 2011, cygnusxlist@mac.com wrote:

> If you're interested in a 64-bit configuration, I have a description of the
> process I've used for configuring two (desktop & laptop) 10.6 systems here:
>
>
> http://dealingwithcreationisminastronomy.blogspot.com/p/building-scientific-toolbox-on-macos-x.html
>
> Tom
>
> On Sep 21, 2011, at 2:30 PM, David Johnston wrote:
>
> Thanks David. I followed those instructions and everything appears to
> work.
>
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM, David Shupe <shupe@ipac.caltech.edu<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'shupe@ipac.caltech.edu');>
> > wrote:
>
>> I can endorse the instructions provided by Thomas Robitaille for
>> installing Python using MacPorts.  These are at
>> http://astrofrog.github.com/macports-python/
>>
>> His post to this list is at
>> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/astropy/2011-July/001666.html
>>
>> I have used these instructions to install Python with all the scientific
>> packages I wanted on two Macs running Snow Leopard (10.6.8).  It looks like
>> PIL can be installed using MacPorts too.
>>
>> Regards,
>> David
>>
>> On Sep 21, 2011, at 8:01 AM, David Johnston wrote:
>>
>> I have been trying to install the usual set of numerical packages on my
>> Mac laptop, numpy, scipy, matplotlib etc. I also need to be able to read
>> jpegs and other images so I see that I probably need PIL.
>>
>> My system is Mac OSX 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard). This is intel core duo
>> hardware.
>>
>> After much work, I have been able to install numpy, scipy, matplotlib but
>> not PIL. This is under python 2.6.6. numpy 1.5.1, scipy 0.9.0, matplotlib
>> 1.0.0. PIL.Image.VERSION=1.1.7
>>
>> I can import PIL but it fails to work properly. I think I got it to read
>> jpeg files but the Image.show() method failed with
>>  raise ImportError("The _imaging C module is not installed")
>>
>> I also tried installing scisoft. I tried versions 2011.17.1 and 2011.1.1.
>> Neither were able to import  scipy.
>>
>> Anyone have any advise for installing scisoft on 10.6.7 or some
>> alternative?
>> Dave
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