[IPython-user] problems installing IPython on OS 10.4
Thu Aug 9 13:13:29 CDT 2007
Fernando Perez wrote:
> On 8/9/07, Jerome Fung <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Thanks again. I believe I've now removed all ipython-related things from my
>> computer. But there was one thing I wanted to point out before
>> reinstalling. I looked for the directory
>> and it did not exist. The site-packages directory I managed to find that
>> was clearly for Python 2.5 had the path
>> This directory held some packages (namely, scipy) that I had previously
>> installed and successfully run from /usr/local/bin/python. I'm wondering if
>> this is part of the problem, and if perhaps this directory needs to be
>> specified somehow during the ipython install?
You shouldn't, no. That should be the place where your packages go out-of-box.
> No, you mentioned initially that you were running from
> /usr/local/bin/python. If that is true, you should have
> where X is the number of the python installed in /usr/local/bin, which
> you can see with
> /usr/local/bin/python -V
> The /Library/... is the Apple-supplied Python.
No, /System/Library/... contains the Apple-supplied Python. /Library/...
contains the (recommended) Python from python.org . It symlinks
/usr/local/bin/python, but site-packages is down in /Library/....
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that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
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