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Install PyMC on OSX, Python2.7

I came across a number of compile problems when trying to install PyMC with the latest STSCI_PYTHON and Python2.7. The main problem appears to stem from the version of gfortran that the install scripts found in /sw/bin, perhaps shipped with … Continue reading

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Install python-sao

Python-sao is an interface for communicating with DS9 via Python. Installing with STSCI_PYTHON is done as follows: This is the error you get if you don’t set CC=gcc-4.0:

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Install Python Shapely

Shapely is a Python package developed for GIS and geosciences that contains geometric utilities that could be useful for astronomy. Requires libgeos_c , which is available from MacPorts as geos, though it needs to be compiled by hand with gcc-4.0 … Continue reading

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Install LaTeX2HTML

Convert LaTeX documents to HTML. Provides the very handy script pstoimg for converting PS files to PNG or GIF images.

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New Mac Setup

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro to replace my aging Macbook.  If you have a recent SuperDuper backup, it is very easy to directly sync the new system to the old.  My old setup was a bit of a mess, … Continue reading

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