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How to Install Scipy in Python on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 30 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Scipy in Python on MacOS. SciPy is a free and open-source Python library used for scientific computing and technical computing. SciPy contains modules for optimization, linear algebra, integration, interpolation, special functions, FFT, signal and image processing, ODE solvers, and other tasks common in science and engineering.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Scipy Package

Follow the below steps to install the Scipy package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install the latest Python3 in MacOS.

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos



Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install Scipy using pip3.

pip3 install scipy

installing Scipy package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Scipy

Follow the below steps to install the Scipy package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Scipy for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/47/33/a24aec22b7be7fdb10ec117a95e1e4099890d8bbc6646902f443fc7719d1/scipy-1.7.1.tar.gz > scipy.tar.gz

downloading the source package for scipy in macos

Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf scipy.tar.gz

extracting the scipy.tar.gz file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

Note: You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

cd scipy-1.7.1
python3 setup.py install

installing Scipy on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Scipy installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import scipy

Verifying Scipy installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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