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

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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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Hazel rule using Python script

I am using a Hazel (Noodlesoft) rule with Python script. Using the "Passes Shell script" option. Placing the path to my python install /usr/local/bin/python (my python install v. 2.7.3) in the ...
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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 ...
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Python installation messed up

Somehow my python on my Mac OS X is messed up. I am trying to install virtualenv $ pip install virtualenv And it gives me: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/pip", line 5, ...
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error building phpsh from terminal

I am following the instructions on the phpsh github page I navigate to the phpsh directory and run python setup.py build and I get this error Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", ...
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How do I uninstall python 3.2.2 on Mountain Lion?

How do I uninstall Python 3.2.2 on my MacBook Pro? I’m using Mountain Lion. Any answers greatly appreciated. I’m a beginning programmer.
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How to auto run a simple python program when the terminal opens

Say I have a python program called foo.py that prints a line of text. How can I auto run that program when I boot up the terminal? I know you can, but I can't find the documentation. Also no third ...
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where are python packages installed on Lion?

I'm pretty sure before Lion, I was using /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/lib/python2.7/site-packages Although this might have been from a manual install of 2.7 on 10.6 OS ...
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How to restore System/Library Files without Time Machine

I fell for the tarp. In an attempt to fix an installation issue with Python and Pygame I read something stupid online telling me to delete this file and that file to completely get rid of python on my ...
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How to make an executable .py available everywhere on OS X?

I have this directory /foo/bar/. Inside, I have a python file named myfile.py. I made it executable by adding (at the top): #!/usr/bin/env python Then, I made it executable by issuing chmod +x ...
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Understanding install of mod_wsgi on apache terminal commands

I'm installing a django development environment on OSX. Apache is, of course, installed by default. From my (very limited) understanding of Macs, I don't believe there is preconfigured functionality ...
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python site packages directory

I have for some reason two locations for python site packages. Python itself is here: > $ which python > /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python My Path Variable is: $ ...
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What's wrong with my launchctl config?

I'm trying to auto-run SickBeard on login python /Applications/Sick-Beard/Sickbeard.py <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC -//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN ...
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Python launching problems OS X

I'm trying to install python on mac OS X 10.7.5. I installed it from MacPort and I think before I did, I screwed up $PATH somehow. It seems to install fine but then when I try to run ipython I get ...
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Removing current Python version and use other python version

First of all i installed python 2.7 with manual.After i installed python2.6 with macport with referenced this. And after i deleted my Python 2.7 files. The main point is when i write python at ...
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How can I tell Firewall to allow incoming connections for Python running a specific script? (In this case: SickBeard)

I'm running SickBeard on my Lion installation, but I can't figure out how which Python version or script I should add to the Firewall rules allow connections from outside. In Console I get this ...
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Python IDLE can't be opened by double-clicking .py files in Finder

I can't open .py files in IDLE by double-clicking them in Finder (IDLE is currently set as the default program for opening such files). Nor can I open those files by right-clicking and selecting ...
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installation in terminal

I am trying to install a few software packages on my Mac os X 10.6.8. The packages are the python libraries: networkx (graph library) matplotlib (visuzlization) It seems that with matpotlib I also ...
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How to install framework (from pkg file) in a non-standard location?

In brief, my question is this: How can I install a framework from a *.pkg file somewhere other than under /Library/Frameworks (or /System/Library/Frameworks)? Background I want to install a ...
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How to set up multiple PATHs in the user bash_profile in OSX 10.8?

I am looking to set up my laptop for both Python development and Phonegap Android development in OSX 10.8 using Eclipse. I installed the lastest version of Python (3.3) which added the code: # ...
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“Cannot execute binary file” with alias of binary

I have installed both python3.3 and python2.6. I have set python3.3 to default by creating an alias named "python" in usr/bin and another one for python2.6 named "python2.6". Now if I type in the ...
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Python Virtualenv is broken since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, when running the command "virtualenv env", I get: New python executable in env/bin/python Installing setuptools......... Complete output from command ...
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Retina display compatible Python IDLE?

On my Retina MacBook Pro, the Python IDLE development environment has blurry, non-retina text. Is there a way I can make the text retina? IDLE:
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Move python modules from one installation to another

I have several versions of Python installed, some through MacPorts and some directly via the python.org installers. I have modules installed through MacPorts and via PyPI, for the same Python version ...
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How to get UUID with Python?

System Report will display the system's Hardware UUID in the format 01234567-89ab-cdef-0123-456789abcdef. Using the shell we can retrieve the same UUID: ioreg -rd1 -c IOPlatformExpertDevice | grep ...
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How do I install libgit2 on OSX Lion?

I'm trying to install libgit2 on OSX, and I keep running into issues. Ultimately I'm trying to get pygit2 installed, which fails because it doesn't recognize libgit2 being installed. libgit2's ...
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When I close the lid and open it later in the day, will command line programs resume?

I've been running a python script from the command line that's inserting data in a database for a couple of hours now. It will take at least half a day more before it's finished. However, I want to ...
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Python IDLE from MacPorts can't start

I tried installing the python27 and python32 packages via MacPorts in Mac OS X 10.6.8. It includes the standard IDLE, Python Launcher, and Build Applet applications. However, when I start them, their ...
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Access denied when creating a Python file?

I'm trying to compile a file using Python and I receive this message: error: could not create '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/7.3/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tulip': Permission denied ...
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Rollback Python2.7 Installation

How do I reconfigure an installation of Python 2.7, on Snow Leopard, so that the OS uses the default 2.6 but leaves my 2.7 installation, and its installed modules, for use under virtualenv? Basically ...
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Deploying a python application in OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server)

OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server) already has python 2.7.3 and wsgi installed. What is the procedure to install a python web application on that server to run under its own domain? Assume ...
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Python stopped working after Mountain Lion upgrade

I upgraded my Mac from Lion to Mountain Lion and ever since then, Python stopped working. So I re-installed Python and his setup-tools. Now everything seems to work fine except for iPython. iPython ...
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Python Imaging Library (PIL) Decoder jpeg not available — how to fix?

I've got error which is generated by PIL when I trying to process jpg-images: Python Imaging Library (PIL) Decoder jpeg not available. How to fix this problem?
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Create Automator Service With a Python Script?

I'm trying to create an Automator Service that will act on selected text, converting dashes to spaces, and also making word caps for all the text. A friend gave me this python script (I know nothing ...
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How can I bring a window to frontmost without focusing it using Applescript in OS X 10.8

I want to bring a window (QuickTime for example) to frontmost, without focusing it. I can do it in OS X 10.7 using the following code in Applescript. tell application "System Events" set visible ...
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Executing program through Terminal

I have Sage (math program) and I want to execute it through terminal. I know I can go to the directory and execute it with - open Sage.app But would I really want to do is simply type sage in ...
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Installing Python 3.0 on my Mac

I'm using built-in Python 2.6.1, however, I need to run Python 3.0 from time to time. Is it OK to install Python 3.0 on my Mac? Is there anything that I need to be cautious? How about the ...
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Python no longer working, Config directory empty

I tried debugging this on my own, but to no avail. Here's the problem - I have a MacBook Pro 13" OS X 10.7.3 with Python 2.7 (no other version installed) I recently installed MAMP from their ...
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Problems integrating Python 3.1 on 10.6.5

I am beginning to learn Python, and want to "upgrade" my Python installation os OS X 10.6.5. I know it's a bad idea to directly upgrade the Python install, so I have installed Python 3.1 separately ...
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Python editor for ipad with mercurial support?

Is there a text editor for ipad which supports python and mercurial? It would be even better if there were a solution that also allows one to run and develop with django. Any suggestions?
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Installing Python on Mac 10.5.8 64-bit

I'm working on getting Python installed on my Mac 10.5.8 and I have been having a heck of a lot of trouble. The standard downloads at Python.org do not show a compatible version. They have 10.3 - ...
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Why is python's “easy_install” installing into the wrong directory?

I've installed python 2.7 with the dmg-installer of the official python page. After typing which python in terminal, I get this: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python But when ...
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Batch conversion of xlsx to xls via CLI?

I'm trying to convert a bunch of xlsx files to xls (because some other software<cough>matlab<cough> can process xls but not xlsx on the mac). I've tried unoconv but it has issues (which ...
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Deleted /Library/Python folder. Is it possible restore?

I am on Mac OS X 10.7.2. I deleted old python library folder before upgrading to newer python. But I found later that I should never delete the factory-shipped python. The Apple-provided build of ...
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How can I install NumPy / SciPy on Lion?

Macports? Binary? RVM-esque tool? Other? I will be using NumPy/SciPy for a computer vision project, so I want to do it once and do it right.
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Geektool twitter quotes glet not working

I have GeekTool for Lion and am trying to run the Glet located at - http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/geeklets/messaging/latest-tweet-1/ On my system. It's just not working. The same code is running ...
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Run through terminal PYTHON

Is there a way on a mac to make it so when you click on a python script it runs python filename.py through terminal?
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What are all these Python files?

What are the .py, .pyo, and .pyc files in /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/X11/xcb?