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Run python code from a mathematica notebook? (Mac OS)

Posted 5 months ago
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I am trying to run python code in Mathematica. Ideally, I would like to use Mathematica's algebraic facilities to rearrange values in my python functions. However I am having problems starting an external session. I already have python installed. I have been following the documentation enter image description here

If someone could let me know where I am going wrong, see screenshot, that would be great!

Thanks in advance

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I should add, this is on a MAC

This does not seem to be a Mathematica issue per se: Mathematica is not finding any Python installation (as shown by the output when you evaluate FindExternalEvaluators["Python"]), and hence not a problem with ExternalEvaluate.

Can you run Python from the command line in Terminal?

Posted 5 months ago

Looks like you are trying to run pip from a Mathematica notebook. It needs to be run from a shell. On a Mac start the terminal app, Command-space, then type Terminal and return. In the terminal window type python to make sure Python is installed. Then pip install pyzmq. Then in a notebook try FindExternalEvaluators["Python"].

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you could run Awk, bash or if you want "a front end" or use apple's awesome applescript or cocoa (script you can do things like touch-screen with not just boxes)

unsure why you'd pick python on apple. but your choice!

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