Mac vs. Linux for Python Development

Dave Cook davecook at
Mon Feb 24 04:37:00 CET 2014

On 2014-02-23, twiz <twizansk at> wrote:

> I've been developing with python recreationally for a while on
> Ubuntu but will soon be transitioning to full-time python development.
> I have the option of using a Mac or Ubuntu environment and I'd like to
> hear any thoughts on the pros and cons of each. Specifically, how's
> the support for numpy and scipy?

I had problems trying to build my own scipy stack on Maverick, but
installing Anaconda's Python distribution solved that.

Overall, Python works very well on OS X, but feels better integrated
to me under Linux.

I'll note that Macs are very popular among the members of pythonsd.  I
think this is particularly true of the Django developers.

Dave Cook

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