I don't think my message made it to the mailing list...  See below.


Charles

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The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics... If you think things are a mess now, JUST WAIT!


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: charles reid <charlesreid1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] installation
To: Robert Fenwick <robert.fenwick@irbbarcelona.org>
Cc: matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net


The pre-installed version of python is NOT rubbish, it's used by the system to do various tasks.  If you delete it, it will likely mess things up.  I highly recommend you leave it alone.  I would recommend you do a simple web search, since there are a whole slew of guides to doing this.  Try this one:

http://www.mtheory.co.uk/support/index.php?title=Installing_Python_-_iPython%2C_Numpy%2C_Scipy_and_Matplotlib_on_OS_X

There is a list of links at the bottom with at least 5 more guides to installing "python for science" on Mac OS X 10.5 ("python for science" being the suite of iPython, SciPy, NumPy, and matplotlib).  Also try this handy "SciPy Superpack" script:

http://macinscience.org/?page_id=6

It atuomatically downloads & installs the python for science programs from the svn source (so you don't have to worry about updating, you just re-run the script).

Good luck.


Charles

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The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics... If you think things are a mess now, JUST WAIT!



On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Robert Fenwick <robert.fenwick@irbbarcelona.org> wrote:
Hi,

I would really like to use matplot lib, however I am having big
problems as I try to do this on OSX 10.5. if there is someone how
could give a detailed explination of how to get rid of the
preinstalled python that is apparently rubbish and then how to install
a new python version that would really help me. I am completely lost
in a world of eggs etc.

Bryn

P.S. here is my particular compilation problem. Is there a simple
solution so that I can code my first graph today?

salvatella02:Downloads rbf$ sudo easy_install
matplotlib-0.98.3-py2.5-macosx-10.3.egg
Password:
Processing matplotlib-0.98.3-py2.5-macosx-10.3.egg
removing '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib-0.98.3-py2.5-macosx-10.3.egg'
(and everything under it)
creating /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib-0.98.3-py2.5-macosx-10.3.egg
Extracting matplotlib-0.98.3-py2.5-macosx-10.3.egg to
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages
Adding matplotlib 0.98.3 to easy-install.pth file

Installed /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib-0.98.3-py2.5-macosx-10.3.egg
Processing dependencies for matplotlib==0.98.3
Searching for matplotlib==0.98.3
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/matplotlib/
Reading http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net
Reading https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706&package_id=278194
Reading https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706&package_id=82474
Reading http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706&package_id=82474
Reading http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706
Best match: matplotlib 0.98.3
Downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/matplotlib/matplotlib-0.98.3.tar.gz?modtime=1217773039&big_mirror=0
Processing matplotlib-0.98.3.tar.gz
Running matplotlib-0.98.3/setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir
/tmp/easy_install-JGl_1Z/matplotlib-0.98.3/egg-dist-tmp-T6PVvy
============================================================================
BUILDING MATPLOTLIB
           matplotlib: 0.98.3
               python: 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 22 2008, 07:57:53)  [GCC
                       4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)]
             platform: darwin

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
                numpy: 1.1.1
            freetype2: found, but unknown version (no pkg-config)

OPTIONAL BACKEND DEPENDENCIES
               libpng: found, but unknown version (no pkg-config)
              Tkinter: Tkinter: 50704, Tk: 8.4, Tcl: 8.4
             wxPython: no
                       * wxPython not found
                 Gtk+: no
                       * Building for Gtk+ requires pygtk; you must be able
                       * to "import gtk" in your build/install environment
                   Qt: no
                  Qt4: no
                Cairo: no

OPTIONAL DATE/TIMEZONE DEPENDENCIES
             datetime: present, version unknown
             dateutil: matplotlib will provide
                 pytz: matplotlib will provide

OPTIONAL USETEX DEPENDENCIES
               dvipng: 1.9
          ghostscript: 8.57
                latex: 3.141592

EXPERIMENTAL CONFIG PACKAGE DEPENDENCIES
            configobj: matplotlib will provide
     enthought.traits: no

[Edit setup.cfg to suppress the above messages]
============================================================================
warning: no files found matching 'NUMARRAY_ISSUES'
warning: no files found matching 'MANIFEST'
warning: no files found matching 'matplotlibrc'
warning: no files found matching 'makeswig.py'
warning: no files found matching 'examples/data/*'
warning: no files found matching 'lib/mpl_toolkits'
warning: no files found matching '*' under directory 'examples'
warning: no files found matching '*' under directory 'swig'
gcc: unrecognized option '-no-cpp-precomp'
cc1plus: error: unrecognized command line option "-arch"
cc1plus: error: unrecognized command line option "-arch"
cc1plus: warning: unrecognized command line option "-Wno-long-double"
error: Setup script exited with error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
Exception exceptions.OSError: (2, 'No such file or directory',
'src/image.cpp') in <bound method CleanUpFile.__del__ of
<setupext.CleanUpFile instance at 0x1bb48a0>> ignored
Exception exceptions.OSError: (2, 'No such file or directory',
'src/path.cpp') in <bound method CleanUpFile.__del__ of
<setupext.CleanUpFile instance at 0x1bb4080>> ignored
Exception exceptions.OSError: (2, 'No such file or directory',
'src/backend_agg.cpp') in <bound method CleanUpFile.__del__ of
<setupext.CleanUpFile instance at 0x1bb43c8>> ignored

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