[SciPy-User] Layering a virtualenv over EPD

Chris Withers chris@simplistix.co...
Sat Mar 10 16:09:49 CST 2012

Hi All,

I hope this is the right list.

So, here's the problem I'm facing: I use EPD as my base python, but I 
have a bunch of projects that all have additional dependencies. For 
example, I may want to use a version of Pandas that's newer than the one 
that ships with my chosen version of EPD, and add some additional 
libraries that don't ship with EPD.

Okay, so I worry that the advice may be "well just install stuff into 
EPD with pip or easy_install". I don't want to do that, just because I 
need a newer version of Pandas for one project, doesn't mean I want to 
have to make sure *all* my projects work with that new version, etc.

So, I tried to wrap a virtualenv around epd:

epd-python virtualenv.py mytestenv

...and then install new pandas and other stuff:

mytestenv/bin/python easy_install -U pandas

...but now, how would I start ipython using that virutalenv?

I tried just running "ipython", but of course, that doesn't include the 

I tried activating the virtualenv and then running ipython, but it still 
doesn't include anything installed in the virtualenv.

So, how should I do this?


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