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I tried installing cvxopt using Terminal but I keep getting the following message :

lipo: can't figure out the architecture type of: /var/folders/p2/_njkvzqj50zg3_568vpqc68r0000gn/T//ccRX9bFW.out error: command 'gcc-4.2' failed with exit status 1

What is causing this problem ?

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Which version of osx are you using? Could it be the same type of problem as this question? – Matthew Adams Oct 16 '12 at 0:10
Mountaion OSX 10.8 -- Im not sure what version of python im using (32bit or 64bit) – Fendi Oct 16 '12 at 0:14
Correction, im using the 64bit version – Fendi Oct 16 '12 at 0:34

I don't think cvxopt supports OSX 10.8 yet. (you may ask on their googlegroups ) I know, however, that in principle it is possible to build cvxopt on OSX 10.8, via Sage (www dot sagemath dot org - argh, I can only have 2 hyperlinks in the post :)). This is highly experimental at present, as Sage does not officially support OSX 10.8 yet.

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