I want to install matplotlib on OS X. If possible, using homebrew.
I installed Python 2.7.1 using
brew install python, I modified my path to use it
I installed pip using
brew install pip
I installed numpy 1.5.1 using
pip install numpy
I installed scipy 0.8.0 using
pip install scipy
This is where it gets hairy.
pip install matplotlib will fetch the wrong version of matplotlib, which is incompatible with the recent version of numpy.
The solution is to fetch the correct version of matplotlib manually:
pip install -f http://sourceforge.net/projects/matplotlib/files/matplotlib/matplotlib-1.0.1/matplotlib-1.0.1.tar.gz matplotlib
But, that version fails to compile since it can't find the freetype headers:
In file included from src/ft2font.cpp:1:
src/ft2font.h:14:22: error: ft2build.h: No such file or directory
These headers are actually installed in
/usr/X11/include as part of the X11 developer tools.
So, how can I make matplotlib use these headers?