I am planning to use Metis for drawing some networks and graphs using Python 2.7. I downloaded Metis from here. I compiled and installed the source code without any problems. For installing the Python wrapper, I followed the instructions given here, but when I run the easy_install command like:
$ easy_install metis
I get this error:
RuntimeError: Could not locate METIS dll. Please set the METIS_DLL environment variable to its full path.
From the second link above, I understand that I have to specify the full path to some 'METIS shared library' file in the METIS_DLL environment variable. But I don't know what the file is called and where it is located or how I should specify the path in an environment variable.
According to my research on Google, I found out that the file might be called 'libmetis.so' but I don't have any file of that name in
/opt. Could someone give me a clue on this?
I am working on Mac OS X 10.6.8, with Python 2.7.3.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.