[SciPy-User] installing scipy on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Robert Ferrell ferrell@diablotech....
Fri Nov 20 16:55:47 CST 2009


On Nov 18, 2009, at 5:40 PM, Pierre GM wrote:

>
> On Nov 18, 2009, at 6:13 PM, Rich E wrote:
>
>> Hi list,
>>
>> I just joined because I've had this mac for over a month and I  
>> still can't get a working module of scipy in Snow Leopard.  The dmg  
>> says it needs 'python 2.6 or newer', but the one that comes with  
>> Snow Leopard is 2.6.1.
>
> So you're set: 2.6.1 is more recent than 2.6...
> But you probably shouldn't use a dmg: install Scipy from sources,  
> it's far easier to help you.
> Assuming you have xcode installed, and a proper gfortran (I think  
> this one is the recommended one: http://r.research.att.com/tools/)
>
> * Install numpy first. make a local install by using the --user flag  
> when calling python setup.py install. No need to install an  
> additional Python if you use --user, you won't be messing with your  
> system

Is there documentation for --user?  http://docs.python.org/install/index.html 
  documents --home.  Is --user equivalent to --home=~?

thanks,
-robert

>
> * Then, install scipy, using the --user flag as well. Don't bother  
> for UMFPACK for the moment
>
> * You may want to set CFLAGS="-arch x86_64" before installing numpy  
> and scipy.
>
> * Let me know where your problems are (off-list for now to reduce  
> the noise), post the log of your build somewhere.
>
> Don't worry, it's straightforward, provided you stick to the Python  
> that comes w/ SnowLeopard
> Good luck
> P.
>
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