[yt-users] yt + x11 on a mac
nathan12343 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 10:49:19 PST 2013
I've never encountered the exact problem you're running into. However, I
think a workaround would be to reinstall yt using the python
installation you've set up via macports. There is more information on a
manual yt installation in the yt docs:
Although it looks like those instructions are a bit out of date. On my
mac, I use homebrew to set up python and compiled dependencies of yt and
then use pip to install all of the pure-python dependencies. I've used
this script (http://paste.yt-project.org/show/3084/) in the past to set
up a yt installation based on the current development tip. This will
clone the main yt development repository to ~/Documents/src.
I don't know if this will work on a macports-based installation of python.
I hope that was helpful. Perhaps others on the list have had luck
setting up X11 forwarding using a sandboxed yt installation on a mac.
On 1/27/13 10:38 AM, Mark Krumholz wrote:
> Hi yt Users,
> I'm trying to figure out how to get yt working using an x11-based
> backend on my mac, so that I can forward python windows. For my non-yt
> python install, which is handled via macports, the trick (gleaned from
> http://www.astrobetter.com/remote-display-in-python-ask-astrobetter/) was
> to use macports to recompile the tk package so that it uses x11 rather
> than quartz, via the command
> sudo port upgrade --enforce-variants tk -quartz +x11
> This works fine. However, it is not clear to me how to force a similar
> change in the sandbox python install used by yt. Nor have I been able
> to get any other x11-based backend to work with yt's python install on
> my mac. The packages required for the gtk or wx backends refuse to
> install via pip install, and the Qt backend fails to load with the
> cryptic error "no module named sip".
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.
> Mark Krumholz
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