Friday, July 10, 2015

Fiddling Around With Google Dream Day 2

Now for the rest of the dependencies:
py-scipy, py-pil, py-ipython

$ sudo port install py-scipy
Password:

--->  Computing dependencies for py-scipy
...
--->  Cleaning py-scipy
--->  Updating database of binaries
--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors
--->  No broken files found. 

That went fast along with the python imaging library. For some reason I was a little hesitant about ipython? So I did some Googling. I found many horror stories, especially when trying to launch python notebook, which is the whole point of this exercise!

I discovered Cait Sydney Pickens in the process! She is an amazing person. I found her CS blog and saw her trials and tribulations with installing ipython. She had also used MacPorts in the end with the addition of installing ipzq, tornado, and nose. 
  • ipzq - is some type of messaging queue when using python notebook. 
  • tornado - is a web server
  • nose - this package simply will test small units of programming code in python.

I may try my luck and see how it goes with MacPorts in just keeping with the original instructions. 

Here goes: 

In the dependencies when installing I see py-ipzq, and tornado. 

Next onto installing Caffe which is a new stumbling block as the installation instructions call for Homebrew and not MacPorts... 

I also saw Anaconda mentioned... That's how it goes sometimes. 

Off to research!

BTW I do have Notebook running!

Running the command will fire up the web server. 
$ ipython-2.7 notebook
This will open a tab in the web browser at http://localhost:8888/