[IPython-User] OSX Mountain Lion emergence and its effect on IPython?

Comer Duncan comer.duncan@gmail....
Wed Aug 1 13:13:08 CDT 2012

Hi Min,

I have installed Mountain Lion, have done git pull from ipython dir, have
done sudo python setup.py install from (git pulled) ipython dir.  Then I
tried, from home dir, running ipython in terminal and get:

homelap-3:~ comerduncan$ ipython
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/ipython", line 5, in <module>
    from IPython.frontend.terminal.ipapp import launch_new_instance
ImportError: No module named IPython.frontend.terminal.ipapp

So, I then go to the ipython dir and try running ipython

homelap-3:~ comerduncan$ cd ipython
homelap-3:ipython comerduncan$ python ipython.py
Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 18 2012, 10:21:09)
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 0.14.dev -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
%quickref -> Quick reference.
help      -> Python's own help system.
object?   -> Details about 'object', use 'object??' for extra details.

In [1]:

Thus it officially runs in this way.

What do I need to do to get a terminal-working ipython working. I have not
yet used any quartz related terminals.  You mentioned earlier that you did
a compete fresh install of a bunch of stuff.  Note that I separatey have a
sympy dir and often do a git pull of that and have done a git pull
yesterday.  There is a pyston.py of Fernando origin I guess which would
seem to do the bulk fresh install of the things on your list.  Do you
recommend using that for this purpose?  Other ways?  Did matplotlib need
further hand-holding to get in?

So many questions.  I am picky I guess but do not want to get immersed in
multiple builds and potentially drown in the sea of dependencies (maybe you
are a much better swimmer!).

Thanks for advice!!


On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM, MinRK <benjaminrk@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Matthias BUSSONNIER <
> bussonniermatthias@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Le 28 juil. 2012 à 21:57, Comer Duncan a écrit :
>> > I am wondering whether there will be any effect at all on one's builds
>> of IPython now that X11 seems to have been removed.  Can the developers
>> give me their take on any implications of the release of Mountain Lion on
>> IPython on the Mac?
> I've been using Mountain Lion for a day now, and did a clean install of
> everything from master (IPython, numpy, scipy, matplotlib, cython, sympy).
> SciPy needed a tiny bit of help <https://github.com/scipy/scipy/pull/276>,
> but that's it.
> X is totally irrelevant to IPython itself, but the freetype, etc. that
> matplotlib links against if you use the system one is part of X.
>  Installing XQuartz allowed matplotlib to load the system freetype just
> fine.  I imagine that if you used `make -f make.osx fetch deps` in
> matplotlib to fetch/build your own freetype/libpng, then you would not need
> the XQuartz package, but I went that way because I tend to avoid building
> things from source.
> I've been happily working with the notebook and qtconsole without issue so
> far.
> -MinRK
>> Of the top of my head, I don't see any reason why removing X11 would be a
>> problem for building IPython, except in some  code of nbconvert that uses
>> inkscape (that requires X11) to convert svg to png at run time.
>> Personally I think won't update my main computers before I'm almost
>> obliged, but i might upgrade one computer for testing purpose.
>> Also I think that XQuartz is still available for Mountain lion, and
>> well... it has always replaced  and surpassed X11 on all of my computers...
>> > Thanks for the excellent quality software you guys have developed and
>> are developing.  I truly great contribution to getting something done day
>> by day!
>> Happy to be followed days after days
>> Cheers.
>> --
>> Matthias
>> >
>> > Comer
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