[AstroPy] Installing scisoft on MacOS 10.6.7

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Wed Sep 21 16:17:40 CDT 2011

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:



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> 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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