Installing Enthought Tool Suite (ETS) on OpenSUSE 10.3

Wed 11 June 2008

The Enthought Tool Suite (ETS) is a collection of components developed by Enthought to construct custom scientific applications. It includes a wide variety of components, including:

  • an extensible application framework
  • application building blocks
  • 2-D and 3-D graphics libraries
  • scientific and math libraries
  • developer tools
  • MayaVi Data Visualizer

It is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, but they don't provide binaries for OpenSUSE, I don't now why.

Here are just some steps to get it running on OpenSUSE 10.3. But, you have to install some packages, check here before to proceed:
My system:

ionut@vaio:~> cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 10.3 (X86-64)
VERSION = 10.3

I installed the suite in /usr/local/lib64/python2.5/site-packages so, let's create the directories:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib64/python2.5/site-packages

Get the souces for ets tool from their repository:

svn co ETSProjectTools

Build ets (it is a kind of wrapper for their repository), a tool that automates the checkout process.

cd ETSProjectTools
python install

Get the latest souces for the project files, and build the eggs for the components:

ets co ETS
cd ETS_3.0.0b1
svn export

If the build was successful, you would not have received any errors (though there will be one warning at the end about not building files) and the built eggs would be residing in a directory called dist

Install the eggs in the directory which we created at the beginning:

sudo easy_install -f dist/ -H dist/ ETS

Now you can try some examples which are included:

  • check if Traits is working:
python Traits_3.0.0b1/examples/demo/Applications/
  • check if Mayavi is working:
python Mayavi_3.0.0a1/examples/mayavi/
python Mayavi_3.0.0a1/examples/mayavi/

or just run mayavi2 command.

In my case everything is working fine, I hope that also for you. Here are some references: