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Trouble Installing Plotly on a Sage VirtualBox

asked 2014-03-27 12:09:40 +0100

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Trouble Installing Plotly on a Sage VirtualBox

I am trying to use plotly on a virtual box vm using the downloaded virtual machine image of SageMath.

I can get to the command line, <right-ctrl and="" f1="">

I did not have pip which is used to install plotly but got it with

"sudo yum -y install python-pip"

then ran pip to get plotly

"sudo /usr/bin/pip-python ///install plotly"

back in sage <right-ctrl and="" f2="">

"import plotly"


but at the linux command line


"import plotly"

works, so possibly I installed to the wrong copy of python?

from also tried some variaions on "sage --python /usr/bin/pip-python install" all of which failed

any help?

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answered 2014-03-28 11:29:30 +0100

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following a suggestion at:

it seemed that ./sage --python -m easy_install <package_name>

might work at the command line. plotly was in the python index so I tried

./sage --python -m easy_install plotly

which threw an error, perhaps because of my current directory, but

sage --python -m easy_install plotly

seemed to work, and after a restart of the virtual machine ( which might really be the key to success ) plotly did work in the notebook.

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