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Doing Python Programming on Osx

Come across this useful post on reddit


  • use homebrew for installing/managing mysql/nginx/apache/etc – but not Python!
  • use pythonbrew for managing your Python installs.
  • use buildout in place of virtualenv. Trust me on this. You will thank me later.
  • use supervisor to run any dev-based daemons (nginx/mysql/mongodb/etc).

A main problem I had before is building scipy. Hopefully pythonbrew might fix this issue.