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Specific instructions for Mac OS X 10.5 and later

XCode

  • Make sure you have xcode installed. If you don't have it, get it here (You'll need a Mac Developer Account)

Install Python

  • We won't use the Python version that comes with Mac OS X. Install the 2.7.x Mac Python version available here.
  • Update your path: using Finder, go to Applications > Python 2.7 . There is a script there called Update Shell Profile.command that adds the new Python to your ~/.bash_profile.
  • You can test the installation typing python -V in the shell. You should see Python 2.7.2

Install Qt 4.7.4

  • You can get the open source version for MAC here
  • Run the installer and it should be all set.

Install SIP

  • Downloads available here.
  • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install

Install PyQt4

  • Downloads available here.
  • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install

Install numpy, scipy and matplotlib

  • Download and install the Unversal binary packages :
numpy
scipy
matplotlib

Install other python extensions

  • In order to load vistrails files from a database, you need to install MySQLdb.
    • Install MySQL. Get specific version for your system here. After installing it, make sure /usr/local/mysql/bin is in your PATH.
    • Install MySQLdb. Uncompress it and and inside the uncompressed directory do a sudo python setup.py install
  • Install suds from https://fedorahosted.org/suds/

Install VTK (Skip this step if you won't use VTK)

  • First you'll need CMake: get the latest release here
  • Then you can get vtk: follow the instructions to download the source code on this page
  • (Skip this step if you don't need to run CORIE workflows) Follow these instructions to add CORIE and other needed files to VTK.
  • To compile VTK follow the instructions in the file README.html in the root of VTK directory tree
  • On configuring CMake, make sure that the variables VTK_WRAP_PYTHON, VTK_USE_GUISUPPORT, VTK_USE_DISPLAY, VTK_USE_COCOA are ON and VTK_USE_QVTK, VTK_USE_CARBON, VTK_USE_X are OFF
  • run make and sudo make install
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