[SciPy-user] Instructions for installing SciPy on OSX

Christopher Fonnesbeck chris at fonnesbeck.org
Mon Apr 26 09:12:22 CDT 2004


I have a couple of corrections for the OSX install instructions for 
SciPy, based on feedback from users. I would make these changes myself, 
but I do not seem to have edit permissions for the file now that it is 
published. If you would like me to make the changes (I'd be happy to), 
I would need the status of the file changes, otherwise here are the 

1.  In the MacPython section:

Change "Jack Jensesn's" to "Jack Jansen's"

2.  In the Gnuplot and Aquaterm section:

Change the fourth bullet to:

	Copy include files using the command: cp -rf ./include 

3. In the Building SciPy section:

The first paragraph should be (using structured text):

You may install SciPy either by checking them out from the CVS 
repository (see "CVS documentation":http://www.scipy.org/cvs/ ) or from 
a source archive file (see "Downloads":http://www.scipy.org/download/ 
). IF you chose the latter, you must make a minor change to the 
setup.py file before installing. Open setup.py in a text editor and 

        ignore_packages = [
        # 'sparse',
        # 'kiva','freetype','chaco','traits',


	ignore_packages = [

That is, simply remove the comment characters from these lines. You can 
then start the build process in the SciPy source directory as follows:



On Apr 23, 2004, at 12:09 PM, Janet Swisher wrote:

> I made a few proof-edits, and linked it into the Documentation page,
> http://www.scipy.org/documentation/.
> Thanks Chris!
> -------------------------
> Janet Swisher
> Senior Technical Writer
> Enthought, Inc.
> 1-512-536-1057
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: eric jones [mailto:eric at enthought.com]
>> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 10:52 AM
>> To: SciPy Users List; Janet Swisher; jon-eric steinbomer;
>> Travis Vaught; Joe Cooper
>> Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] Instructions for installing SciPy on OSX
>> Christopher Fonnesbeck wrote:
>>> I have created relatively detailed instructions for
>> installing SciPy on
>>> OSX in my member's folder of the new SciPy site, borrowing
>> heavily from
>>> Pearu's windows instructions. I have submitted this page for
>>> publication to the SciPy gods, so hopefully it will be made
>> available
>>> soon. Please let me know if you find any errors or inconsistencies.
>>> Chris
>> Very cool.  Thanks Chris.
>> Its published.  JonEric or Janet, could you put links to his
>> page in the
>> appropriate places?
>> Here's the page:  http://www.scipy.org/Members/fonnesbeck/osx_build/
>> Also Travis or Joe,
>> Is there anyway to see "pending" docs when I log in so that
>> pages aren't
>> sitting there waiting for a long time?
>> see ya,
>> eric
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