[Biopython-dev] Mac stuff

Jeffrey Chang jchang at SMI.Stanford.EDU
Mon Aug 6 17:22:30 EDT 2001

>Local BLAST is not working on the Mac because OS.py does not have an
>attribute pipe(). Before I dive into the C code of pipe() and try to make a
>similar Mac attribute, does any of you have a nice and easy alternative?

blast gets launched with a call to the popen2 module, which seems to 
be supported only on Unix and Windows.  How do you exec a process on 
a Mac?  Does Python have a module to do stuff like this?


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