[SciPy-user] What it the best way to install on a Mac?

Russell E. Owen rowen@cesmail....
Thu Feb 1 12:21:58 CST 2007


In article <20070131223800.GA20121@avicenna.cc.columbia.edu>,
 Lev Givon <lev@columbia.edu> wrote:

> ...It might be desirable to encourage a matplotlib person to add some
> information regarding the installation of that package, as I suspect
> that many folks in need of installation wisdom think in terms of the
> tetrad ipython/numpy/scipy/matplotlib.

My instructions for building a universal matplotlib for MacOS X from 
source are here (google for "build matplotlib for mac"):
http://www.astro.washington.edu/owen/BuildingMatplotlibForMac.html

I would be happy to move this to a wiki if anyone can suggest an 
appropriate one.

Having good instructions for building complex packages like matplotlib 
is very important. It should be kept current and readily available. That 
said, building matplotlib is tricky enough that few users will want to 
bother. And they shouldn't have to. Most people will be much happier 
with downloadable packages.

-- Russell



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