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NameError on OS X

asked 2014-06-17 08:27:31 -0600

rondelion gravatar image


I installed SimpleCV on OS X Mavericks with the procedure described at

While simplecv shell works for help() and functions such as Camera.getImage(), it does not work with pwd or example() commands with NameError such as "NameError: name 'pwd' is not defined".

I tried both installation methods with and pip install. I changed the permission for /usr/local beforehand. I noticed no particular errors during the installation.

I'd appreciate your kind help.

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answered 2014-06-19 01:47:08 -0600

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I think you'll find that pwd is supposed to be entered into the OSX terminal, not the Python shell. Use Ctrl-d to get out of the Python shell.

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Thanks! Then, the pwd part of the document seems misleading. Hopefully I'd also like to see example(), etc. work...

rondelion gravatar imagerondelion ( 2014-06-19 06:58:10 -0600 )edit

I agree. The distinction should be made between the bash prompt (#) and Python shell (>>>). As far as I can tell the tutorial is not on github, though, so we can't submit changes. @xamox can confirm this?

kendallv gravatar imagekendallv ( 2014-06-19 11:15:22 -0600 )edit

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