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There are two main OS X-specific alternatives for installing Python packages: `Macports <http://www.macports.org/>`_ and `Homebrew <http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/>`_. Brightway2 is developed primarily on OS X using Macports, but as it depends on a few standard libraries, either alternative should work well. Homebrew users will have to adapt the following instructions.
Follow the `instructions <http://www.macports.org/install.php>`_ and install Macports. Note that both Macports and Homebrew require Xcode to be installed first. Xcode can be installed from the OS X installation disk (for 10.6 or lower), the app store (10.7 or higher), or `other unofficial sources <https://github.com/kennethreitz/osx-gcc-installer>`_.
+Unfortunately, the Brightway2 scripts aren't in our ``PATH`` environment variable yet. Fix this by adding the following line to file ``.profile`` in your home directory, and then start a new terminal window:
+ sudo port install py27-scipy py27-numpy py27-pip py27-progressbar py27-libxml2 py27-nose py27-sphinx py27-requests py27-flask py27-virtualenvwrapper mercurial +bash_completion
+Because this is using a virtualenv, you will need to activate the virtualenv each time you start a new terminal with: