[IPython-User] Building Ipython on OSX

Robert Love rblove_lists@comcast....
Tue Jan 17 08:07:32 CST 2012

On Jan 16, 2012, at 11:03 PM, MinRK wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 20:09, Robert Love <rblove_lists@comcast.net> wrote:
>> Where is the best place to ask questions on building Ipython 0.12?  I've achieved the confusing state where if I launch python and type  "import matplotlib"  there are no problems but if I launch Ipython it fails to find matplotlib.  How are the paths different and what did I do wrong in my build of matplotlib or ipython?
> The paths for IPython should *not* be different, the most common cause
> when this is seen is that one or more packages was installed against a
> different Python than you are intending.
> What Python are you using?

2.7.2 that I built from source.  And to the other gentleman, no virtualenv.

>> Also, using easy_install for matplotlib install fails repeatedly.  It just times out.  I can easy_install everything else without having excessive delays or failures.
> If you are using current system Python, you can use the Scipy
> Superpack to get current IPython/numpy/scipy/matplotlib (or a subset
> if you edit the script)
> http://fonnesbeck.github.com/ScipySuperpack/

I will try  this.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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