[SciPy-user] Installation on Mac OSX, again

Andrew Straw scipy-user@scipy.net
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 16:38:59 +0930

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On Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003, at 15:49 Australia/Adelaide, Bob Ippolito 

> On Tuesday, Sep 9, 2003, at 23:18 America/New_York, Andrew Straw wrote:
>> In the meantime, I exist quite happily by grabbing ATLAS from fink, 
>> but using the "official" MacPython-2.3 from Jack Jansen and compiling 
>> scipy (and other python modules not available through Package 
>> Manager) from CVS sources.  I posted some stuff to this list about a 
>> few tweaks to scipy's build system -- I think site.cfg or something.
> I can't seem to find your previous thread about the tweaks to scipy's 
> build system in the archives, can you forward me the message?

Looks like I actually posted solutions to pythonmac-sig. Sorry for the 

In a nutshell, my method is:
0) installing prerequisites
1) Create scipy_core/scipy_distutils/site.cfg for ATLAS et al.
2) remove xplt from the build process (I just haven't put in the effort 
to get it to compile - I can't see why it shouldn't) by commenting it 
out of setup.py.
3) python setup.py install

> Also, I'd be interested to know what modules you're using that aren't 
> covered by either my PackageManager repository or Jack's, so I can 
> package them and make everyone's life easier.

A quick browse down the memory lane called 'site-packages' shows that 
in addition to many packages in your and Jack's PackMan databases, I 
most frequently use scipy (including chaco), biggles, Gnuplot, IPython, 
mysql, reportlab, piddle, rpy, pyro, pytables, and numarray.  
(Actually, some of these might be in the databases, but I remember 
building them myself...)