My posts on installing Python on Mac OS X seem to be the most popular things I’ve posted so I thought I should gather them in one place.Here are some of your options (by no means all of them), listed from most basic to most advanced.As you make progress in geoscientific programming, you will probably use the Terminal a lot, so it will benefit you to become familiar with it.For this exercise we will open up the Terminal by going to the OS X Finder and navigating to the Application, Utilities folder.To get started download and run the Mac OS X installer from continuum.io/ If you need additional Python packages not included with Anaconda they can probably be installed using pip, which comes with Anaconda.The installer will automatically configure your system to use the Anaconda Python. I expect Anaconda should meet the needs of most people.I’d recommend going the route of compiling everything from source only if you expect to need to install things like development versions of software, especially using virtualenv (and virtualenvwrapper, of course).See my post Install Scientific Python on Mac OS X for instructions on installing Python and the scientific Python stack from source.
This project was forked from rbenv and ruby-build, and modified for Python.
Sphinx 1.5 can run under Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, with the recommended version being 2.7.
This chapter assumes you have installed Python 2.7.
Download the Python 3.5 version by clicking on the “Mac OS X 64 bit Graphical Installer” link. This action will guide you through the conda installation on your Mac.
It is a big download, so it is best to be on fast network. The second “Read Me” step is important, as the installation will make some modifications that the OS X Terminal application can make use of. The OS X Terminal is a software program that gives you the ability to give text based instructions to your computer.