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Installing Pandas

by C. Ross Jam on July 9, 2012

Recently I went through the process of installing pandas Mac OS X and had a similar experience to Grig Gheorghiu,

I tried to install the pandas Python library a while ago using easy_install/pip and I hit some roadblocks when it came to installing all the dependencies. So I tried it again, but this time I tried to install most of the required packages from source. Here are my notes, hopefully they’ll be useful to somebody out there.

It wasn’t a truly heinous effort, but a lot less clean than I expected. Like Grig, HDF5 and PyTables were the worst, being the only ones I couldn’t pip my way through. However, I already had gfortran installed.

I’m really looking forward to putting pandas to the test, but this exercise makes using something like the Enthought Python Edition really attractive.

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