[SciPy-User] Enthought Python Distribution questions

Ken Watford kwatford@gmail....
Thu Aug 18 09:45:26 CDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Chris Withers <chris@simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> - How can I install EPD in such a way that it leaves my system python
> completely alone? I installed it on my Mac and suddenly I have Python
> 2.7 with all the libraries everywhere, which isn't what I want :-S
> I'm now too petrified to try and install EPD on any of my Debian, Red
> Hat or Ubuntu servers in case the same thing is done there, which would
> have much more catastrophic consequences.

The situation is better on Linux - the installer asks where you want
it, and it only touches that directory. You can install it as a normal
user in a private directory. You can then add its bin directory to
your path or not.

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