This is a short procedure to install Dionysus 2 on OS X written for people who aren’t necessarily comfortable installing C++ libraries and the like.
the C++ compilers and some tools to help manage things.
cmake- which Dionysus uses to build it’s C++ library.
boost- which Dionysus uses to expose an API in the Python programming language.
Compilers and tools
First let’s make sure you have all the compilers installed.
This will either prompt ask you to agree to the license agreement and download the appropriate package or, if you already have things installed, display a message like this:
xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use “Software Update” to install updates.
Once you have the compilers installed you can use Homebrew to install the other tools and libraries. Homebrew is a package manager which can install many common open source packages on OS X.
If you already have the
brew command (run it on a Terminal and see!) you can skip ahead. If not, open
Terminal.app and follow the instruction in the Install Homebrew section of the Homebrew website.
Installing Dionysus and dependencies
Dionysus depends on
boost-python. You can install them both with
brew update brew install cmake brew install boost-python
Now with the dependencies installed you should be able to install Dionysus with the normal Python installation tools:
pip install dionysus
Making sure it works
You should now be able to run the
python command to get a Python prompt and run the
import dionysus statement as described in the Dionysus tutorial:
[thsutton@laptop TDA]$ python Python 2.7.10 (default, Oct 23 2015, 19:19:21) [GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 7.0.0 (clang-700.0.59.5)] on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import dionysus >>> print dionysus.__version__ 2.0.4 >>> exit() [thsutton@laptop TDA]$ python
Installing Dionysus version 1.0 is quite a bit more fiddly. If you find these instructions helpful, I would suggest just using version 2.0 as installed here.