[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: PYTHONPATH on OS X
Larry.A.Meyn at nasa.gov
Wed Oct 29 15:00:22 EST 2003
Another option to set environment variable on OS X is a preference pane
utility available at:
On Oct 29, 2003, at 11:46 AM, Louis M. Pecora wrote:
>> Hi Louis-
>> I saw your MacPy post and thought I'd point out this URL. I have a
>> similar problem and just came across this via the Dr. Dobb's
>> for this week:
>> Hope it helps. If you are just using Python in a terminal window,
>> the usual unix approach of defining PYTHONPATH in your .cshrc works.
>> But for Python launched from the Finder, you have to play other games.
> Thanks, Tom. Much appreciated. I am using the IDE launched from the
> Finder so I had to (1) Create the directory .MacOSX, (2) Create the
> file Environment.plist, (3) Edit that file with the plist editor from
> the Apple development tools and add the PYTHONPATH variable with
> multiple paths defined and separated by colons. Careful if you do it
> this way since 'option' characters are not treated well, i.e.
> apparently not recognized in the actual file path. There's probably a
> work-around for the latter. Now that I have the Environment.plist I
> can actually use BBEdit to change it by choosing Open Hidden in the
> File menu. Creating the file from scratch would be tough since it's
> an XML file -- about which I know nuthin'. But easy to change once
> you see the layout. Jack Jensen has been looking for suggestions for
> a better way to do this. I thought about writing a Python script to
> do it, but time may not let me get to that right away.
>> Thanks for the pointer to Bob's packaging of Piddle. I've been
>> looking for simple plotting with Python on OS X for the last few
>> days; Bob must have added this since I last checked his site.
> Yeah, Piddle is a neat little package. Easy to build up your own
> plotting functions from some simple Piddle calls. I'm very happy
> someone is keeping it current.
> Lou Pecora
> Pythonmac-SIG maillist - Pythonmac-SIG at python.org
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