[SciPy-User] scipy install on Mac

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Thu Jun 7 15:12:41 CDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Irina Nudelman <irina.nudelman@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> I have trouble installing Scipy on my Mac. I downloaded this:
> scipy-0.10.1-py2.6-python.org-macosx10.3.dmg and clicked and tried to
> install, but it told me it needs python 2.6. However, that's the version I
> have already. When I do python, I see:
> Python 2.6.1 (r261:67515, Jun 24 2010, 21:47:49)
> [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> Can you help me figure out how to install it?

Hi Irina, that is your system Python (installed by Apple, best to leave it
alone). You should install Python 2.6 from
http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/, or 2.7 (also from python.org).
Then you can use the binary installers of numpy and scipy, in that order.

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