Installation tips: OS X

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On July 16, 2013:

“Getting cmappertools installed properly in a virtual environment requires using the --prefix option. I’m managing my virtual environments with virtualenvwrapper, so all my envs live in .virtualenvs and I found that I had to

python install --prefix=~/.virtualenvs/[MYENV]

where [MYENV] is the name of the environment.”

On July 16, 2013:

“If people don’t have wxPython installed, they need to be careful about how they go about installing it. If they try to import mapper and see the error ‘no module named wx’, they might try to pip install wx but this is bad because pip install wx doesn’t install wxPython, but rather something else. I’m using homebrew to manage my packages (beneath virtualenv), and brew install wxwidgets will install what’s needed. This still doesn’t make wxPython work in a virtual environment though! I still have yet to sort that out.”

On July 16, 2013:

“fastcluster can be installed with pip, which some might prefer for its uninstall capability.”

On August 20, 2014:

“I found this page to be really useful for installing wxPython in a virtual env:”

On October 12, 2015:

If the Python setup tools for cmappertools cannot find the Boost libraries, even though they are installed on your system, edit the file setup.cfg in the cmappertools source directory to supply the paths to the Boost header and library files. Afterwards, compile and install cmappertools as normal, eg. with:

python build
python install --user

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