Python + Mac Help

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Wed Aug 27 06:01:25 CEST 2008


On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:07 PM, William Purcell <williamhpurcell at gmail.com
> wrote:

> FYI...I found the site that I installed from besides MacScience. I think
> that I have installed just about everything on this site.
> http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/py25-fat/index.html
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:05 PM, William Purcell <
> williamhpurcell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am new to the Mac/OS X world. I am trying to get Python set up with
>> Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, and wxPython. It seems that everything is working
>> fine except Scipy. To explain my problem, it is probably best to see the
>> following
>>
>> Simply trying to import Scipy...
>> ================================================
>> william-purcells-macbook:~ william$ python -c "import scipy"
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
>> ImportError: No module named scipy
>> ================================================
>>
>> Importing pylab works fine....
>> ================================================
>> william-purcells-macbook:~ william$ python -c "import pylab"
>> william-purcells-macbook:~ william$
>> ================================================
>>
>> My Python version...
>> ================================================
>> william-purcells-macbook:~ william$ python -V
>> Python 2.5
>> ================================================
>>
>> But when I run 'ipython -python -p scipy' everything seems to be working
>> great. Except that it seems to be a little different version of Python
>> maybe.
>> ================================================
>> Last login: Tue Aug 26 19:43:32 on ttys000
>> william-purcells-macbook:~ william$ ipython -pylab -p scipy
>> Leopard libedit detected.
>> SciPy profile successfully loaded.
>> Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Apr 15 2008, 22:57:26)
>> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>
>> IPython 0.8.3.svn.r3001 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
>> ?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
>> %quickref -> Quick reference.
>> help      -> Python's own help system.
>> object?   -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.
>>
>>   Welcome to pylab, a matplotlib-based Python environment.
>>   For more information, type 'help(pylab)'.
>>
>> =================================================
>>
>> I installed the Macscience Scipy Superpack to try to get everything I
>> needed. I have also tried a couple random installs from other places, but
>> I'm not for sure exactly what I have going on. Can someone point me in a
>> direction to start trouble shooting this? I have been trying to get this
>> working off and on for about three months, but have not had the time to dig
>> in and learn a new OS (I have Ubuntu installed also, which is what I'm used
>> to).
>>
>> Thanks for your time,
>> Bill
>>
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SciPy won't work with Apple's Python. You have to install Python from
python.org to use it.
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