Building CDAT on Mac

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Updated instructions: These instructions were tested on mac intel and PPC, both running Leopard, with macPython version 2.5.1

  • Requirements
    • You will need X11 to run CDAT. If you don't have it, install it from your Mac OS X Install Disc
  • Download modified cdat from here. This is a modified version based on the cdat devel revision 6662.
  • Uncompress the file
 $ tar -xzvf modified-cdat-devel-mac.tar.gz
  • Supposing you have Python 2.5 installed, perform the following commands:
 $ cd cdat-devel/exsrc
 $ sudo ./install_script /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5
 $ cd build
 $ sudo cp -r Pmw /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/
 $ sudo ln -s /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy-1.1.0.dev5196-py2.5-macosx-10.3-i386.egg/numpy/core/include/numpy /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/include/python2.5/
 $ cd ../..
 $ sudo python --force --disable-contrib /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5
  • Before running vistrails, reset PYTHONPATH variable:
 $ export PYTHONPATH=<path/to/vtk_build>/Wrapping/Python:<path/to/vtk_build>/bin:.

Test your cdat installation:

 $ python
 Python 2.5.1 (r251:54869, Apr 18 2007, 22:08:04) 
 [GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5367)] on darwin
 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
 >>> import vcs
 >>> import cdms2

The cdat-vistrails package will be added soon.