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How do I run a python code on pycharm while logged out user on mac?

I have some code that needs to run 24/7 on PyCharm with python but I need to be able to log out of the user to use the computer for other things. How do I keep the code running?
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Scikit learn customise loss function [on hold]

How can I customise loss functions in scikit learn for regression problems? For example, instead of mean square error, I want to use Mean square error multiplied by the true value of the sample.
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Python on High Sierra “No Java runtime present, requesting install”

I have python code that works just fine in multiple other places and "used" to work on my mac, but now when I try to run my code as: python <pythonfile>.py I get an error which says: No Java ...
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How to select all iCloud photos for download in web brower?

I would like to learn how to select all icloud.com photos so that they can be downloaded via Firefox on Ubuntu and backed up on a NAS. If this is not possible (iCloud economics has incentive not to ...
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“Critically low disk space” error when running python script since upgrade to OSX Mojave

I have a problem with a python script that is getting killed due to, what I believe, low available memory but I hope is a bug. Description as follows: I have a python script that loads 12 large (1-1....
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why it is only taking date but not the time from csv data file column? [closed]

**the data of date time is as : 12-12-15 20:00 date = [] val = [] with open('F:/India 4 hrs 15-16.csv', 'r') as data: csvreader = csv.reader(data) for i in range(0,17): next(csvreader)...
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Preview doesn't show the content of text file with a certain extension (`.jl`) in Finder [duplicate]

When looking for a script of a programm (.py for Python, .m for Matlab, .jl Julia or .txt in general) it is very handy to go in the finder a simply highlight that script file ==> then a preview of ...
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Best way to add /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Python/2.7/bin to path [duplicate]

So, I used pip install <package> to install a package. It lives in the /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Python/2.7/bin. Every time I want to use it I've to: export PATH=/Users/$USERNAME/Library/...
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AppStore API for search and download?

I am looking for an AppStore API, official or 3rd party, that would enable me to both search for (using keywords) and download apps. I'd be downloading free apps, such as: https://itunes.apple.com/...
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play-with-mpv python server problem

I'm used to use Play with MPV Chrome extension on Arch linux which works also on MacOS. The problem is it isn't working as service for me on MacOS. If I start directly play-with-mpv in terminal, the ...
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Automator: `command not found` (Python script for command line) [duplicate]

I am trying to create an Automator application, which allows me to convert Python script files .py files to Jupyter Notebook files .ipynb using Python script for command line jupytext. However, the ...
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Can AppleScript execute a Python script?

As a math grad student I often have undergrads emailing me homework to be graded. Some undergrads do send me homework in PDF format. On the other hand many don't and it is very tiresome to convert ...
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Two red lines/bars in iTerm2 window and error message about session ending, what is going on here?

I've been experimenting with threading and running bits of python from iTerm in MacOS yesterday. Today I opened iTerm and two windows opened, one with thick red lines inside it. I received a Warning ...
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I disabled SIP and removed System Python. Now Xcode won't let me export apps

I was pissed about having 20 different versions of Python on my Mac, so in an effort to clean it up I deleted every single instance of it. I disabled SIP and cleared out the system default one. I ...
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Running script from BBEdit/TextWrangler gives “tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified”

If I write a script in BBEdit/TextWrangler, e.g. #!/usr/bin/env python print 1234 and choose "Run" from the #! menu, I get this in a new document: 1234 tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified ...
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Can't activate virtual environment for python

I have an iMac running High Sierra. I'm trying to run python and have loaded Anaconda Navigator and i've loaded several versions of python. For each version of python I've created a virtual ...
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How to batch import images (one per slide) into a PowerPoint 2016 Mac document

I am looking to import 400 separate eps files into a PowerPoint 2016 template, one per page. I have to do this monthly. Some notes: They must be EPS files, as they contain text, and the EPS files ...
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GLU Library not found

I am trying to install PyFTGL to display fonts in my PyOpenGL project. When trying to install with the python setup.py install command from the downloaded PyFTGL source code folder, I get the ...
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MacOS application does not launch when double clicked but does launch from terminal

I have written a (GUI) Python script which requires one external file and one module (in a folder). In order to package this script for distribution to others, I am using the following application ...
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How to “switch my Python” to pip update the package copy that my IDLE accesses?

I have an Anaconda installation of Python as well as an installation that comes when downloading Python and IDLE from Python.org and I use both of them. For my Anaconda python I can use pip install --...
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Is it possible to use Python while in Recovery Mode?

Is it possible to access a Python terminal while in Recovery Mode? $ /Volumes/macOS/usr/bin/python python: posix_spawn: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Resources/Python....
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Can I use IDLE to write python programs instead of the terminal on Mac?

The Mac terminal uses Python 2, and I don't know how to change the Python version.
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How can I change my Python 2.7 to 3.5? (I've already changed my bash_profile)

I downloaded Python 3.7, and then I deleted and changed Python 3.7 to 2.7 (using bash_profile, I changed the content in bash profile, just like the image below), and it worked. But I found that ...
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MacOS Mojave - can't use Camera with imutils in Python

After the new update to macOS (Mojave), I can't access the camera. I'm using a python script with opencv and imutils (doing some object detection), and once I run the script, it stops. After the debug ...
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Homebrew Vim with Python support depends on Python 3.7.0, and I have to use 3.6.5

I have to use Python 3.6.5 because of a library I use that keeps showing bugs on 3.7.0 (TensorFlow). I installed Python 3.6.5 using Homebrew as follows: brew install https://raw.githubusercontent....
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How to manually input data into a python script while running in Atom or VScode?

I have an iMac running High Sierra. I've been learning python and I use Atom or VScode. One problem I've experienced in both of these is that if I run a python script with an input statement like: ...
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“brew install python3” fails to compile pyexpat

brew install python3 fails with a pyexpat error, which means the installed Python can't parse XML (breaking pip etc). Here's the relevant excerpt from ~/Library/Logs/Homebrew/python/02.make: *** ...
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Install SublimeHighlight plugin on Sublime Text 3

I'm trying to copy my code from Sublime Text 3 into my Word document in RTF format with colors in tact by using this plugin: https://github.com/n1k0/SublimeHighlight The instructions say: Sublime ...
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How to access files on a networked smb server with Python on macOS

I have a bunch of files that sit on a networked drive to which I can connect by using Finder > Go > Connect to Server and entering the address smb://smb-name.institute.name.org/DRIVENAME and then ...
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installing NEURON package for python on mac

I have some problems with installing NEURON package. first, the problem is that I can't import neuron in PyCharm and I get an error that "No module named 'neuron'". also in terminal after installing ...
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How do I employ AppleScript in Python?

I made a program to generate contracts in bulk based on data from an .xlsx file. I originally made it for PCs, and now I'm trying to create a mac version. Everything seems to be running smoothly, but ...
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Is it possible to stop the execution of a script temporarily on macOS? [closed]

I have a Python script that learns a Deep Learning model. It takes so much time to execute (usually more than 6 hours). Now, the problem is it is MacBook Pro and I frequently go out with it, and ...
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Brew doesn't recognize previously installed python

I want to use python2 with brew by default. That means that when I type python, it will go to python 2.7.11 . Currently, brew insists on not linking python that it itself installed. Also, when ...
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Find all folders with rwx permissions for a certain user?

How do I find all the folders that have rwx permissions for a certain user? Preferably no admin, can use shell scripts, Terminal, Python 3.6.
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Why does my pip3 installed with Homebrew try to write packages to the system library?

I have apparently done something horrific to my Python install. I just recently installed Python 3.7.0 using Homebrew. When I attempt to use pip3 to install a package, it fails: $ /usr/local/Cellar/...
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Python quit unexpectedly when running Python programs from terminal

I am using Terminal to run code on my macOS High Sierra. I use Python all the time on my laptop (all day every day) and this is the first time I have seen this and it's come somewhat suddenly. I haven'...
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how to install skimage on mac?

when I try to install skimage its get error like: (with) $sudo pip install skimage Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info: * Please install the scikit-image package (instead of ...
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Problem updating conda

I use the Anaconda distribution of python. Recently when I use conda I get a message that my version of conda is out of date and I should update to the newest version. It suggests I use conda update -...
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Pip wont update

Hi I am trying to update pip and receiving this error: egts-iMac-3:~ egt$ pip install -U pip You are using pip version 6.1.1, however version 10.0.1 is available. You should consider upgrading via ...
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How can I override default Python modules with ones I install with pip?

I've run into this issue with PIL and Pillow. I didn't realize PIL was already installed, so I ran: sudo pip install PIL As best I knew, it installed PIL. Then I wrote a program that used a ...
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Homebrew: Rollback from Python 3.7 to Python 3.6.5.x?

A brew upgrade upgraded my system Python to Python 3.7. Unfortunately, Python 3.7 breaks other software I need to use (including but not limited to Ansible). I imagine these problems will be worked ...
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How to make Visual Studio Code run python 2.7.15

I'm using an iMac with High Sierra. I used Anaconda to install both python 2.7.15 and python 3.6.5. I created virtual environments for both of these. I'm trying to learn python and I'm using Visual ...
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PyCharm packages issue

I'm using PyCharm as Python IDE, on macOS High Sierra and my default Python version is 3.6.5, I have a big issue within packages using PyCharm. As an example of my issue, I have installed Pillow ...
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Fix virtualenv after installing python 3 with brew

Previously I had the default Python 2.7, and I have a lot of virtualenvs created under python 2, using virtualenvwrapper. Recently, I wanted to be able to use python 3 as well as python 2. brew ...
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Two Text Clipping files showed up on desktop named “python” and 'the name of a client'

preliminary notes: It appears this could simply have something to do with copying text from Upwork and editing in TextEdit, but I don't know why (they exist, on the desktop, and why they are named ...
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Why does High Sierra complain about IDLE?

I've installed an updated version of python 2.7, which comes with the IDLE development environment. High Sierra is giving me warnings that it needs to be updated (which I took to mean that it's 32-...
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Installing virtualenvwrapper on macOS Sierra - “-bash: /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh: No such file or directory” error

I'm a bit of a newbie to Python and definitely to virtual environments and Django. I want to install Django but it first recommends a virtualenv / virtualenvwrapper. A video I am watching recommends ...
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Python process suspended despite running caffeinate

UPDATE: since updating to macOS 10.14 this issue is not occurring to me anymore. I have a long running Python process (using multiprocessing), run from Terminal, and regularly come back to it ...
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Applescript that efficiently listens for changes to the clipboard?

I'd like to do something whenever clipboard content changes. I have a solution working now where I get the clipboard value and store it, then I start an infinite loop where I look up the clipboard ...
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Python program does not display correctly on 10.13, but works on old MacBook

I asked this question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49955313/toplevel-does-not-create-new-independent-windows-on-macos on Stack Overflow, thinking it was a Python programming problem. Since ...