Python is a programming language that is included in the standard OSX installation.

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Developing in OS X

I'm a developer and have recently begun learning Node.js and Meteor. I have worked in the past mostly with Python on Linux machines. However, since 2013 I've had a self-imposed break from daily ...
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How to minimise the terminal automatically when it is running a shell script?

I have a shell script which runs a Python Program. I created the shell script so that the users of my program may simply double click it to run my program. When the shell script is executed; the ...
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How to look into a list and varify the existing of elements inside the list? [migrated]

I'm new to Python and I'm trying to write a code which has this task: I need to open the file romeo.txt and read it line by line. For each line, split the line into a list of words using the split() ...
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Vim Caught deadly signal SEGV

More frequent than I would like my vim crashes with the terminal prompting Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV. I use vim with the pyflakes plugin to edit python scripts. The vim is the standard ...
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Problem: How to clear all remnants of random.py, random.pyc, and random.pyo that isn't part of Python's standard library?

I wrote an import random code, and unfortunately saved it as the module's name I was trying to call. eg. random.py I believe, but am not sure, that I created the random.py file twice and thus I ...
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Open ipynb files by double clicking: Have custom items

I have been able to work out a method of opening IPython Notebook files (.ipynb) by double clicking on them using a combination of a python script and Automator.app. The python script is ...
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Warnings when installing pip

I just installed pip and got a few warning messages. Should I be concerned? Is there a way to check that pip was installed properly? Here's what I did: [mchenja@mycomp ~]$ sudo easy_install pip ...
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os.Popen command is not working

I'm writing a python script that is suppose to change default display settings for all users. I run the script as sudo because it needs to change every display. This line is suppose to change the ...
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Problem with Livestreamer after updating Python to 3.4

After upgrading to Python 3.4 i get this message when trying to use livestreamer: /usr/local/bin/livestreamer: line 3: __requires__: command not found /usr/local/bin/livestreamer: line 4: import: ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS X after accidentally removing Python?

I managed to delete my python in usr/bin by foolishly doing sudo rm /usr/bin/python and now it seems like I need to reinstall my OS. First off is this necessary? And secondly is there an easy way to ...
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Changing color of text in terminal for program output

This might be answered already but I could not figure out a good way to phrase it to look for an answer so I hope you'll bear with me. I want to change the color of the text output on Terminal if it ...
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Terminal appears to ignore autoproxyurl setting

I can't get easy_install to install anything as it complains it gets a connection refused.: Searching for BeautifulSoup Reading https://pypi.python.org/simple/BeautifulSoup/ Download error on ...
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How do I change the dock and ⌘-tab icons for Spyder (basically a Python script) on a Mac?

I have a little bash script that runs Spyder, a Python IDE, courtesy of this question. The purpose of the bash script is to be accessible via Quicksilver and the Finder. The same answer also tells me ...
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Mac OS X Terminal - While True Do - Can you stop automatically under desired conditions?

Currently I am using a following command: while true; do python [file]; sleep X; done I was wondering if I can stop the loop if the result prints a word that I'm looking for. Plus is it possible to ...
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can't commit network settings via shell

I'm writing a Python script that changes network settings with shell commands like networksetup -setv4off 'PANTECH UML295' and networksetup -setdhcp 'PANTECH UML295'. When I enter these in Terminal, I ...
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Creating LaunchAgents to Customize Screensaver and Background

I'm building a series of images that will be deployed on a multitude of different Macs from 2007-2015 (and onward). The user accounts will the local-forced Active Directory accounts, so I'm making ...
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Migrating from Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS) to OS X (dev environment)

I'm about to migrate from Linux to OS X and I wonder if will encounter issues with development, as I probably will need lots of packages which are available in apt, yum package management systems. How ...
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How do I install SciPy and VisualPython on OSX Mavericks?

I am attempting to download and install both SciPy and VisualPython so that I can get them to work with each other. I've looked at the release notes for SciPy 0.14.0 and 0.15, and they appear to be ...
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Homebrew says my Python installation could cause issues and I'm not sure what to do

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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Restore whole system on 10.10 with time machine

I realized that I somehow deleted some very important files on my computer. I am working with QGIS and I deleted (in my python system's native folder) some eggs and other things which led to the ...
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Uninstall virtualenv, Mac

When trying to run a command: pip uninstall virtualenv it raises an error: Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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automator and python script utf-8 output

I wrote a python shell script and it fails in automator workflow : # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import urllib, json, os, datetime import locale locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, 'fr_FR') url = ...
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How to get correct file permissions from Macports pip installs?

Macports sets up the ownership of its Python site-packages directory as root.wheel with world-readable permissions. Python packages instally via port install have the same # ls -l -d ...
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How to use Numbers to generate pdf on a web server and then email it out?

I have an issue. My client loved the report I generated using Numbers on Mavericks OS X. The bad news is that the data is being processed on a ubuntu machine running python and django. I want to ...
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Python script executable opened by text editor

I have a simple "Hello world" script that I want to turn into an executable. The problem is that even though I went through the steps of declaring the path of the Python interpreter in the first list ...
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How to Keep Mac apps updated

Is their anyway to keep all apps installed on my mac updated? As soon as some new version for a particular app launches i get the update automatically. I checked few softwares but all of them are ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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List of preinstalled Python packages in Yosemite?

I have installed many python packages via sudo pip install and some of them have messed up the system by overwriting or updating preloaded python packages. Now I want to revert all the damage done and ...
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No package 'libffi' found in Homebrew Virtual Environment

I'm using a homebrew installation of python and getting an error using pip within a virtualenvwrapper environment: No package 'libffi' found Package libffi was not found in the pkg-config search ...
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OSX 10.10 Python crashing from bash

When I run Python through bash it keeps seg faulting on me. The crash happens for example if I just type >>> "\n \n, but also for a lot of other cases. From my limited understanding of the ...
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Can't run Python script from anywhere, even after PATH variable was edited?

I was trying to set up my Mac to run custom Python scripts from anywhere without having to type python [script.py] or the explicit file path. The script is called "testscript". I put the script in ...
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not able to run python programs on OSx maverics

I need help in fixing segmentation fault 11 error I keep getting whenever I import something in python commandline. I would really appreciate your help, I am not able to practice coding at home due ...
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How can I customize the symlinks that MacPorts creates/deletes when using its `port select --set <group>` command?

I use MacPorts to manage certain *nix packages on my Mac. One such Mac has multiple Python versions installed. When I switch between Python versions, I use a command like: port select --set python ...
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How to make macvim recognise framework python in OS X?

By default, the sys.path of python in terminal vim and sys.path of python in macVim is different. In both environment, :python print sys.path in terminal vim returns: ...
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Uninstalling PyGTK from macpkg on Mac OS X

I downloaded the pygtk pkg file from macpkg.sourceforge.net. I want to remove this installation and instead use the version that is provided by homebrew. What files do I need to remove?
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How to download via home-brew when connected though Internet dongle?

I wanted to download python on my Mac OS Mavericks. I found a blog which instructed to download it via home-brew using simple command brew install python But I am getting failed to download errors. ...
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Install and import site-packages for Python 2 and 3 on Mac

I installed brew and then brew install python brew install python3 Install flask with pip pip install flask Try python -c 'import flask' But I got exception ImportError: No module named ...
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Including Python Script Dependencies (virtualenv contents) in Platypus

I'm trying to turn a python script into a OS X App that you can run directly from Finder. I'm trying out Platypus, which seemed like the simplest option. The problem I'm running into is with the ...
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Upgrading from OS X 10.8.5 to Yosemite: Potential challenges

I have a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 currently installed. I have the corresponding Xcode as 5.1. Now In order to use Swift we need Xcode 6 and above which is only available for OSX 10.9 or later. ...
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NumPy installed- not importing, Yosemite

Recently upgraded to Yosemite. This is what I get when I try importing numpy $ python -c 'import numpy' Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in ImportError: No module named numpy ...
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Mavericks firewall does not keep my choices

I'm on Mavericks and I run a python script to have a minimalist local server. Anytime I launch the server the firewall popup comes in and asks me "Do you want the application “python2.7” to accept ...
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Make a python program an application

I would like to make a Python program executable, like in Windows, when you use a program like cx_Freeze to make Python programs become .exe. I would like to do the same for Mac, I would like to make ...
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python version 2.7.8 can't run /usr/bin/easy_install. Try the alternative(s):

I'm doing a bunch of python development and also just updated OS to Mountain Lion. I had replaced to original Python versions with Snow Leopard using the GUI from Python.org, then added links in ...
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Can I deploy my Django site to OS X Server?

I want to run my Django website on OS X Server 3.2.1 running on Mavericks. These more detailed considerations arise from my question. Can I deploy into OS X Server 3.2.1 without interfering ...
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“brew install python” without Xcode in Snow Leopard

I've been able to get brew to install many packages on Snow Leopard using just the gcc library without installing all of Xcode. I had installed Python as well as PosgreSQL from the gui installer and ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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What are the most convenient keyboard/keyboard layout for programming?

I do a bit of Objective-C, Matlab and Python, and start to get tired of the keyboard I use (AZERTY). It is far from being optimal as one need to press ALT+SHIFT+( to get [ for example. I think of ...
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Can my web app use a UNIX socket on OS X Server?

I'd rather have my Mavericks web app use a UNIX domain socket instead of a TCP port to effect a reverse proxy. I've tried using variants of the Apache syntax for UDS in the proxies section of the web ...
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Locally created excel file does not open in Numbers

I have a local process which creates an excel file using the python library openpyxl. I am not able to open the file in Numbers. When I try I receive the simple message "filename can't be opened." I ...
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My computer will not recognize that python exists

I have opened python on my somewhat outdated Mac OS X in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and although it was working fine earlier, my computer will not recognize that I am using python. When I click on the ...