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Specific instructions for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later, Intel or PPC

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 Mac Python version available here.
  • Update your path: using Finder, go to Applications > MacPython 2.5 . 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 2.5.2

Install numpy, scipy and matplotlib

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

Install other python extensions

  • PyXml
    • Uncompress it and inside the uncompressed directory do a sudo python setup.py install
  • In order to load vistrails files from a database, you need to install MySQLdb. In order to do that , you need to install MySQL. Get specific version for your system here. Then install MySQLdb
    • Uncompress it and and inside the uncompressed directory do a sudo python setup.py install
  • Install ZSI 2.1:
    • Download ZSI-2.1-a1.tar.gz, uncompress it and sudo python setup.py install
    • Or if you have easy_install installed:
 sudo easy_install http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/pywebsvcs/ZSI-2.1_a1-py2.5.egg
  • There are some Web Services examples that require libxml2 and libxslt. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Leopard come with Python, libxml2 and libxslt installed by default, but there are no bindings for using libxml2 and libxslt from Python. If you have the developer tools installed, it's not that hard to add these.
    • Compile and install the python module of libxml version 2.6.16 using:
 curl -O ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libxml2/2.6/libxml2-2.6.16.tar.gz 
 tar xvfz libxml2-2.6.16.tar.gz 
 cd libxml2-2.6.16/python 
 python setup.py build 
 python setup.py install 
 cd ../../ 
    • Compile and install the python module of libxslt version 1.1.12 (on Leopard) using:
 curl -O ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libxslt/1.1/libxslt-1.1.12.tar.gz 
 tar xvfz libxslt-1.1.12.tar.gz 
 cd libxslt-1.1.12/ 
 ./configure --with-python=/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/ 
 make 
 cd python 
 cp libx*.py /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ 
 cp .libs/libxsltmod.so /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ 
 cd ../../

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
  • Create a environment variable called PYTHONPATH
    • export PYTHONPATH=<path/to/vtk_build>/Wrapping/Python:<path/to/vtk_build>/bin:.

Install Qt 4.4.3

  • 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-4.4.3/bin to the PATH variable

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
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