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Installing Visualization Tools on Linux and Tkinter

asked 2012-09-28 14:51:15 -0500

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I am trying to follow instructions at, "Installing Visualization Tools on Linux". (sage 4.7.1 on Ubuntu 12.04).

These instructions recommend getting Tkinter to work. I have been unable to do so for similar reasons as June 7 post, "Tkinter for sage 5.0 on linux."

In response to that post, V. Braun suggests not using Tkinter.
Should I ignore initial instructions under "Installing Visualization..." relating to Tkinter?

Thanks, Bob

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update: after running 'sage -f python' , python 2.7.3.p0 was downloaded and installed (python 2.6.4.p11 standard in 4.7.1). Now, unable to start sage; get message 'No module named IPython. Any suggestions?

bbtp gravatar imagebbtp ( 2012-09-29 10:14:42 -0500 )edit

I would try to do `sage -f python-2.6.4.p11` if you can first. Each Sage is pretty specifically tied to the Python we provide, and `sage -f python` will just pick the current most up-to-date one, which would not work with a fairly old version like 4.7.1.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-09-29 15:06:10 -0500 )edit

Of course, you could just download 5.3 and try again :) assuming you have the bandwidth. Volker's post also says "You need to compile from source. If you have the Tk development libraries installed, the compilation of python for Sage will pick up the dependencies." so I would be sure to have those installed, and then installing Sage *from source* should do it, maybe.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-09-29 15:07:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-09-29 20:16:43 -0500

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Installing 5.3 helped a lot. Still have some issues, but making progress. Should I uninstall 4.7.1, it is in a different directory; will it cause interference?

Thanks, Bob

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You can have as many Sage versions as you want. With the Mac app having more than one might cause conflicts, but having binaries will not (except if have a really old version and try to make worksheets with that).

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-10-01 02:20:25 -0500 )edit

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