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How to install imagemagick on Sage4.7.2

asked 2012-03-19 09:03:25 -0500

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updated 2015-01-14 02:54:52 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

I can't find instructions for installing the imagemagick or ffmpeg animition software to run animate on a local sage machine. Can someone here help me? Thanks a lot. Carl Eberhart

Well, I downloaded the ImageMagick-6.7.6-1.i386.rpm (the download at the top of the list on into a sage folder. Then I ran sage and killed the notebook. then I became an su with password sage then I cd'd to the sage folder and followed the instructions rmp -Uvh Image....etc Got error indicating 6 library files that couldn't be found. After playing around a bit more, I gave up. Any suggestions? Thanks

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yes, you'll need to install any/all dependencies too; rpm can list these for you:

niles gravatar imageniles ( 2012-03-20 07:47:47 -0500 )edit

Alternatively, depending on what you're trying to do, you could have Sage simply output a list of images and then use a Windows version of the Imagemagick tools yourself.

niles gravatar imageniles ( 2012-03-20 07:49:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-03-19 10:14:53 -0500

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updated 2012-03-20 02:17:10 -0500

I believe that Sage uses your system versions of ffmpeg and the Imagemagick tools, so you can just follow the installation instructions from their websites. If you do have them installed on your system and the commands still aren't working, then you probably need to make sure that Sage knows where to find them. For this purpose, the Python os module could be useful.


Indeed if you're running Sage in virtualbox, you'll need to install ffmpeg and Imagemagick there.

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I forgot to say that the sage is running on a virtualbox machine in Windows xp. So would I need to install the imagemagick in the fedora unix or the windows xp? I am guessing unix, but don't know. Carl

carl.eberhart gravatar imagecarl.eberhart ( 2012-03-19 11:19:22 -0500 )edit

Probably in the Linux.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-03-19 17:24:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-03-20 17:27:37 -0500

carl.eberhart gravatar image

As it turns out, typing yum install ImageMagick in the command window (after logging in as root) works to install ImageMagick.

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