Programming in python

After two days full of reconciling my system to run python and iPython — during which I “\rm -Rf”ed a directory that I shouldn’t have — things appear to be running. I went the way of enthought — which is free for academic use, but then found it is only 32-bit on my 64-bit machine. (Peter Williams also points to Anaconda as an option.) So, I removed all of that, and used homebrew (also see here) to install python and all the libraries I was missing, and pip to install the packages I need.
Now, ipython with the notebook looks like an awesome way to develop!
There is also IDLE.

Now, here are some good resources:

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