[SciPy-user] OS X install success! + Question

Robert Ferrell ferrell@diablotech....
Wed Jul 30 07:45:46 CDT 2008

I just installed NumPy & SciPy on a new Mac Book Pro (OS X 10.5.2).   
Thanks for the great step-by-step instructions at http://www.scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/Mac_OS_X 

The whole process was flawless until I tried to run the tests and I  
found I don't have nose installed.  That leads to an elementary  
question about Python and OS X.

Before installing NumPy & SciPy I installed the OS X Python from  
python.org.  That's 2.5.2 (laptop shipped with 2.5.1) and was  
installed in


which is just a link to


numpy and scipy installed in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ 

So far so good.  But, when I used easy_install for nose, that got  
installed into


What is the best way to deal with the Frameworks vs no Frameworks  
thing?  Should I just put a link from /Library/Python/2.5 to /Library/ 

I realize this is a Python + OS X question and has nothing to do with  
SciPy per se.  But I've searched the web for an answer with no luck.   
It seems like this group is the most likely to provide useful  

Thanks, and thanks for the awesome install page.  SciPy has come a  
very long way!


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