You can also download a snapshot from the Git repository: Most Linux distributions have Sphinx in their package repositories.Usually the package is called “python-sphinx”, “python-Sphinx” or “sphinx”.
Download the Python 3.5 version by clicking on the “Mac OS X 64 bit Graphical Installer” link. This action will guide you through the conda installation on your Mac.
It is a big download, so it is best to be on fast network. The second “Read Me” step is important, as the installation will make some modifications that the OS X Terminal application can make use of. The OS X Terminal is a software program that gives you the ability to give text based instructions to your computer.
Important: If you choose to install a Python which isn’t either of these two (system Python or brewed Python), the Homebrew team can only provide limited support.
Homebrew provides one formula for Python 2.7.x and another for Python 3.x.
A package management tool is a software application that helps you manage software libraries that enable you to get your work done.
These software libraries may relate to plotting for scientific publication or accessing certain kinds of data, for example.
Sphinx 1.5 can run under Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, with the recommended version being 2.7.
This chapter assumes you have installed Python 2.7.
To get started download and run the Mac OS X installer from continuum.io/ If you need additional Python packages not included with Anaconda they can probably be installed using pip, which comes with Anaconda.