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* Install Python
* Install Python
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** Mac Intel comes with Python 2.3.5. We need Python 2.4. There is a Universal Binary available [http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.3/Universal-MacPython-2.4.3-2006-04-07.dmg here]
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** Mac Intel comes with Python 2.3.5. We need Python 2.4. There is a Universal Binary available [http://pythonmac.org/packages/py24-fat/dmg/python-2.4.4-macosx2006-10-18.dmg here]
** Maybe your path variable was not updated. Using Finder, go to Applications > MacPython 2.4 . There is a script there called Update Shell Profile.command that adds the new Python to your .bash_profile.
** Maybe your path variable was not updated. Using Finder, go to Applications > MacPython 2.4 . There is a script there called Update Shell Profile.command that adds the new Python to your .bash_profile.
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** You can test the installation typing ''python -V'' in the shell. You should see Python 2.4.3
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** You can test the installation typing ''python -V'' in the shell. You should see Python 2.4.4
* Install Python Extensions
* Install Python Extensions
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** Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type '''python configure.py'''. Then '''make''' and '''make install'''
** Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type '''python configure.py'''. Then '''make''' and '''make install'''
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* Install Scipy
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** Get it [http://pythonmac.org/packages/py24-fat/mpkg/scipy-0.5.1-py2.4-macosx10.4.mpkg.zip here]
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* Install Matplotlib
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** Get it [http://pythonmac.org/packages/py24-fat/dmg/matplotlib-0.87.7-py2.4-macosx10.4-2006-12-12.dmg here]
* If you want to install cdat from source on mac intel, follow [[building CDAT on Mac|these instructions]].
* If you want to install cdat from source on mac intel, follow [[building CDAT on Mac|these instructions]].

Revision as of 10:39, 2 July 2007

  • Make sure you have xcode installed. If you don't have it, get it here (You'll need a Mac Developer Account)
  • Install Python
    • Mac Intel comes with Python 2.3.5. We need Python 2.4. There is a Universal Binary available here
    • Maybe your path variable was not updated. Using Finder, go to Applications > MacPython 2.4 . 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 2.4.4
  • Install Python Extensions
    • To get memory information on mac, PyXml is needed and a binary package is available here
    • fpconst and SOAPpy are also required for using web services. fpconst is available here. SOAPpy is available here
    • In order to use the Log feature, you need to install MySQLdb (also available as a binary package)
  • Install VTK CVS version (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 CVS 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_CARBON are ON and VTK_USE_QVTK, VTK_USE_COCOA, VTK_USE_X are OFF
    • It is recommended to create a environment variable called PYTHONPATH
      • export PYTHONPATH=<path/to/vtk_build>/Wrapping/Python:<path/to/vtk_build>/bin:.
  • Install Qt 4.2.0 or above
    • You can get the open source version for MAC here
    • Uncompress the file and inside the uncompressed directory run configure then make and finally sudo make install
    • Add the usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.2.x/bin to the PATH variable
  • Install GraphViz
    • There are Mac OS X builds of nightly snapshots here
    • Add the usr/local/graphviz-version/bin to the PATH variable
  • Install SIP
    • Get the stable release version available here. (The latest snapshot version is here)
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install
  • Install PyQt4
    • Get the stable version, available here. (The latest snapshot version is here)
    • Uncompress the file, and inside the directory, type python configure.py. Then make and make install
  • Install Scipy
  • Install Matplotlib
  • If you want to install cdat from source on mac intel, follow these instructions.
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