[SciPy-User] scipy install on Mac

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Thu Jun 7 15:12:41 CDT 2012


On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Irina Nudelman <irina.nudelman@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have trouble installing Scipy on my Mac. I downloaded this:
> scipy-0.10.1-py2.6-python.org-macosx10.3.dmg and clicked and tried to
> install, but it told me it needs python 2.6. However, that's the version I
> have already. When I do python, I see:
>
> Python 2.6.1 (r261:67515, Jun 24 2010, 21:47:49)
> [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>
> Can you help me figure out how to install it?
>

Hi Irina, that is your system Python (installed by Apple, best to leave it
alone). You should install Python 2.6 from
http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/, or 2.7 (also from python.org).
Then you can use the binary installers of numpy and scipy, in that order.

Cheers,
Ralf
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