Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of InstallMacHardWay


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May 6, 2013 2:20:03 PM (9 years ago)
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    1919=== Python ===
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    21 Python is a computer scripting language, which means that one must have the Python interpreter installed on your Mac to run a Python program. Macs do come with python installed, but not with all the [PythonPackages Python packages required by GSAS-II], so some Python software installation is required. '''Note that GSAS-II requires the !WxPython package, which at present runs on the Mac only in 32-bit Python.'''
     21Python is a computer scripting language, which means that one must have the Python interpreter installed on your Mac to run a Python program. Macs do come with python installed, but not with all the [PythonPackages Python packages required by GSAS-II], so some Python software installation is required. '''Note that GSAS-II requires 32-bit Python''' because the !WxPython package, at present does not run in 64-bit on the Mac.
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    2323We use the [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php Enthought Python Distribution] (EPD) package for our code development (Argonne has a site license). EPD is being replaced by a newer product, Canopy, which we have not tested. We have done some testing with a free version of this package, called [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd_free.php EPDFree] that will run GSAS-II with addition of one small package (see below). Note that the versions of python supplied with OS X seem pretty old, so adding the missing packages is probably not a good idea. Use of the Fink or !DarwinPorts versions of Python is also not the best choice -- the GUI and graphics will be shown in X-windows rather than in Mac style. Note that at this time, Python 2.7 is recommended for GSAS-II; older versions of Python (particularly 2.5 or earlier) may not work. GSAS-II does not yet support Python 3.0+.