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What is the correct way to install python on OS X?

Im learning python programming, what is the correct way to install python on Mavericks 10.9?. Is it correct just to download the installer or use homebrew instead to install python?.
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Closing a pygame program causes f.lux to flicker

I am running OSX 10.9.3, with Python 2.7.5 (The default one Python that comes with it). I am using pygame 1.9.2 installed from pygame-1.9.2pre-py2.7-macosx10.7.mpkg.zip at ...
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Show today’s anniversaries (if any) from contacts

I would like to be able to run a script which would look through my Contacts list and output the name (and, preferably, phone number) of anyone whose ‘Anniversary’ date matches today. (The script ...
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Making .py files open in Spyder

I'd like to have double-clicking on a .py file on my Mac open with file in Spyder. There doesn't seem to be support for this built into Spyder (see here, here, and here). But is the effect achievable ...
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Error when installing PyObjC on OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)

pip install -U pyobjc returns Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in /private/var/folders/1l/tt74p_z93j9d07418vkyrj6c0000gn/T/pip_build_henry/pyobjc-framework-AddressBook ...
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iTerm2, unicode and sympy

In my both Mac (OS X Mavericks) and Ubuntu machine, I have installed sympy that is a python library for symbolic mathematics. Part of sympy is the pretty print functionality that uses unicode ...
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Segmentation fault: 11 error ( OpenCV )

I've installed OpenCV, numpy and all other required contents using brew install opencv. Then I tried running it python >> import cv or python >> import cv2 but I get a "Segmentation ...
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How to install command line developer tools in Yosemite? [closed]

I am trying to install xcode developer tools via this command: xcode-select --install and I have this error: "Can't install this software because it is not currently available from the Software ...
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How run a .py (python?)-script in Xcode?

Hi I got the complete code, but I don't know how to run the script. The script is some plot of a function, can one run the script so that the plot is shown in xcode?
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Go to Line keyboard shortcut in Python editor IDLE?

In the Python editor IDLE I can do "Edit > Go to Line", but when I try cmd+j (alt+g on Windows), then IDLE freezes. How can I go to line in IDLE on Mac?
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How to create a VPN connection via terminal?

I have a macbook pro with mavericks running. I am looking for a way to connect to a VPN network in terminal. The reason why I want to do this is that I want to write a small program in Python which ...
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How do I create a shortcut to IPython's interactive shell on the dock?

I have successfully installed IPython. I can open the interactive shell by typing this from the Terminal: ipython qtconsole & Is there a way to create a shortcut on the dock that executes the ...
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How to run a cron job each time the previous execution has finished?

I would like to run a Python script each time it finishes and I think I can do this with cron but I am not sure how to do it. The idea is each time the Python scripts ends, it will have to run again ...
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Full path to python as reported by ps

When I run python from the shell I for example do python2.7 script. I later need to find this command again based on the ps aux output, however this output shows a full absolute path like this: ...
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How can I install a working bluetooth library for Python?

I need to access Bluetooth from Python. I have tried installing lightblue via easy_install. It installs properly, but when I try to import it it fails. User@Mac:codes$ python Python 2.7.5 (default, ...
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Why is 'xattr' not working?

When I attempt to execute xattr in Terminal, I get Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/xattr-2.7", line 33, in <module> import xattr ImportError: No module named xattr ...
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How do I know which Python install is being used?

If I type the command which python, then I get: Oliviers-iMac:~$ which -a python /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python /usr/bin/python If I then type python --version, ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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Map date and time entries to single day in Numbers

I am keeping track of a certain value that varies during the day, and from day to day. I make entries in my Numbers table as I get the values during the day. Column A is the time entry: month day year ...
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What scripting framework could work with google translate for a non-programmer?

So I want to create a small workflow that I can integrate into my OS that does this: Translate selected sentence with google translate (fixed languages) and make it automatically get pasted where I ...
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Python / matplotlib graphics & OS X 10.9: mission control?

I just got set up on OS X 10.9, and I have matplotlib working with the OS X backend, but the "python" window that shows up is partially inaccessible to Mission Control. If I activate full Mission ...
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Which Python packages are installed on Mavericks?

The title says it all: How can I find out which Python packages are pre-installed with Mavericks?
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Upgrade to Mavericks wipes out Python site-packages directory?

As the subject suggests, I recently upgraded to OSX Mavericks, and... $ ls /Library/Python/*/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.3/site-packages/: Extras.pth README /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/: ...
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Mount Windows smb shares on a Mac using Python

I would like create a python script that mounts a Windows smb share on a Mac then copies data to it. I am falling at the first hurdle, having problems with mounting the share. It should be really easy ...
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What is more predominant, PyObjC or PlistBuddy?

I'm writing a script that will update an Xcode project's Info.plist. This script will be distributed to clients. In order to do this, I'd like to know what tools are more appropriate if I need to ...
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Mac Port install arguments

I need to install ROOT on my mac. Since I prefer Python for Scientific Computing I though that it would install PyROOT by default. That didn't happen. After I looked on PyROOT site i found that ...
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Need help creating Global Daemon for EyeFi Server

I have been trying to come up with a headless solution for transferring images from an eyefi card to my mac. The software from the vendor is decent, but it will only transfer images if there is a ...
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how to pack python package that includes python scripts and bash scripts for OSx as pythonTool.app?

I have made a python tool which I want to share with users. I tried Automator, and it works but in that I used Application > Run Shell Script in which I hard coded the path to my python script, but ...
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how to add button to Finder toolbar to call python script with current folder as argument?

Recently I added context menu under services to execute python script but I think it would be convenient if I add a button on the Finder toolbar, like next to New Folder Button in below image. Is ...
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Scapy on Mavericks via Homebrew “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'intf'”

I tried to install Scapy on OS X via Homebrew which seemed to work fine. After installation there were some Python modules missing which I installed via Homebrew. Now when I start Scapy I get the ...
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how to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument

How to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument? This is what I have so far, but this is always taking the user home directory as input no matter which folder i right click > ...
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Core Graphics on a 2013 Mac Mini

My python script imports from quartz.coregraphics. Is core graphics included on 2013 Mac Minis? I ask because import works on macbook pros running snow leopard and mavericks, but fails on a mini from ...
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Python 3.3.3 on Macbook pro, can't open IDLE at all

I'm having trouble with running python on my Macbook Pro OS X 10.9.1. Two days ago it was running with absolutely no problem and now it won't start up. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, ...
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Offline (Python) documentation? (for ActivePython Mac or similar)

I'm a long-time user of ActivePython, and also own a couple of Komodo licenses. I've recently moved to the Mac, and one thing that I'm missing a lot is the "offline" documentation (i.e., in Windows ...
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SCTP kernel extension for Mavericks?

I am about to do some development with SCTP using Python[1]. But this requires some kind of 3rd party kernel extensions to Mac OS X. The only link I can find about the kernel extension is completely ...
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iPhoto and Python 2.6

I eradicated python 2.6 from my MacBook pro. Of course I did this before realizing iPhoto was dependent on it. How do I point iPhoto to my newly installed version of Python? This is the relevant ...
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How to add a Python application to OS X right-click menu?

I have made a Python-based application that plays a slideshow. I want to add shortcut on the right-click menu of a folder and play the slideshow. How can I achieve this?
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Using Mac OS X 10.9 lsof launches 5 to 10 processes at a time on its own taking all cpu

I am running a MacBook Air 13 (Latest) with 8GB / 512 Flash / Core Intel i7. Lately shortly after bootup I hear the fans winding at top speed. I checked the top processes and see several instances ...
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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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Cannot get Python perspective with Eclipse IDE

I installed PyDev for Eclipse, but after doing so, I do not see PyDev in the list of perspectives. If I try to reinstall, it says it is already installed. Running Mac OSX 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and ...
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How to deactivate all python ports

I just started using enthought's canopy to manage my python packages; thus I want to disable and/or uninstall all of my macports python packages. Nominally, I'd like to deactivate them first - make ...
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ipython/python broken after upgrading to OS X Mavericks

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, it seems Python broke. I get the following when I try to run ipython: ~ $ ipython Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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What version(s) of Python are pre-installed on OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

Now it can be asked... What python versions come pre-installed, Is python 3.x on there? Edit: From the comments: "Does it also still have 2.6? The reason I ask is, with 2.6, I can build an app ...
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Prevent “<application> quit unexpectedly” message on sigquit

I kill Python processes with SIGQUIT by pressing Ctrl/ sometimes (usually my own that are misbehaving). Can I prevent the "Python quit unexpectedly" message? I know I can just hit escape, so it's not ...
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What python editors have syntax coloring and don't need much training to learn?

I have a friend who is trying to learn Python on Mac OS X. She does not have prior experience with programming. I am looking for an editor that is: Free and easy to get started with Support at least ...
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Error when installing matplotlib

I tried to install matplotlib on OS X Lion with the pip install command, but I get the following error: error: command 'clang' failed with exit status 1 Does anyone have a solution?
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Is an older version of Python a necessity?

ML 10.8.4 and I have installed Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.3. I keep reading that it's necessary to keep the the 2.6 version around because the system uses it. However, I've not found any software that ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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Uninstall python 2.7 from 10.8

I've made the tragic mistake of downloading and installing python 2.7 from http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/ instead of using homebrew. Now vim won't launch, all kinds of things are screwed ...
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Can't create virtualenv

I want to create a virtualenv but it doesn't find the command. $ virtualenv venv -bash: virtualenv: command not found It is installed: $ pip install virtualenv Requirement already satisfied (use ...