[AniMov] Assistance with Animov Plugin on QGIS for Mac OSX

Jorge Arevalo jorge.arevalo at geomati.co
Tue Aug 6 12:21:08 CEST 2013

Hello again,

I confirm the problem is you need Scipy 0.12.

In case you have Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x) or higher, QGIS will use the
system default Python, 2.7. In that case, I think that you just need
to install the last version of Scipy from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/scipy/files/scipy/0.12.0/. It's a DMG
package, so you don't have to compile anything.

In case you have Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.x), like me, the problem
is slightly more difficult to solve. I'm working on it, to avoid you
the pain to re-compile QGIS again.

So, if you're in the first case, please try installing Scipy 0.12 as
suggested. And let us know if that solves the problem.

Best regards,


On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Jorge Arevalo <jorge.arevalo at geomati.co> wrote:
> Hello,
> As Mac OS user, I have the same problem. I'm almost 100% secure is a
> problem with scipy version. I think the plugin requires scipy 0.12
> and, by default, 0.11.1 is installed. I'm investigating it, to include
> a Mac OS installation guide in the official documentation. I'll keep
> you updated.
> Best regards,
> Jorge
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Victor Gonzalez
> <victor.gonzalez at geomati.co> wrote:
>> Hi Patrick,
>> I never used Mac OS, so I'm not sure I can help, but I'll try. Does the
>> "Minimum Convex Polygon" algorithm appear in the SEXTANTE toolbox?
>> If so, AniMove is installed and configured correctly, but scipy may not be
>> installed with the required version and thus the "Kernel Density Estimation"
>> algorithm does not appear. To check your scipy version, you can try this:
>> open the Plugins -> Python console and write this:
>>   >>> import sys
>>   >>> sys.version
>>   (check Python version)
>>   >>> import scipy
>>   >>> scipy.version.version
>>   (check scipy version)
>>   >>> import numpy
>>   >>> numpy.version.version
>>   (check numpy version)
>> If no AniMove algorithm appears in the SEXTANTE toolbox, you can try this:
>> open the Analysis -> SEXTANTE options and configuration and check the box
>> under AniMove (MCP and Kernel analysis UD).
>> If it is already checked, try to uncheck and check it again.
>> If the AniMove (MCP and Kernel analysis UD) option does not appear in the
>> SEXTANTE options and configuration, then the AniMove plugin is not installed
>> correctly.
>> Please, let us know if you find something.
>> Regards,
>> Víctor.
>> 2013/8/5 Patrick Freeman <freeman1 at stanford.edu>
>>> My name is Patrick Freeman and I'm currently a master's student from
>>> Stanford University interning with a conservation research organization in
>>> South Africa. I've been tasked with using a database of VHF telemetry data
>>> and GPS collar readings from the regional population of black rhinos to
>>> develop a working knowledge of their home ranges, home range overlap and
>>> habitat usage. The organization here employs QGIS to do all of their map
>>> work and thus I've learned how to use the program as much as I can over the
>>> past month. However, I'm still completely blind to the workings of Python,
>>> etc.
>>> I am desperately trying to get the kernel density estimation tool in the
>>> Animove plugin in the Sextante toolbox to work but it simply won't appear.
>>> I've read plenty on various different sites that this is a result of a
>>> missing SciPy package. I have downloaded the SciPy package for Mac but don't
>>> know how to install it properly to my QGIS directory. I'm currently using a
>>> Mac OSx (Lion) and I'm working with QGIS 1.8. I *believe* my Python is
>>> version 2.7, but I'm not entirely sure how to check it properly (again, I'm
>>> new to QGIS and the world of Python). I have spent several weeks combing the
>>> Internet for help with this issue to no avail despite there being plenty of
>>> information about how to make this plugin work for the Windows version of
>>> QGIS. I was wondering if I went straight to the source I could potentially
>>> get a little assistance with getting the KDE to be functional for the
>>> plugin? Paolo has graciously directed me to this conversation
>>> (http://lists.faunalia.it/pipermail/animov/2013-August/001113.html) but it
>>> is again more focused on the Windows installation process. I am just worried
>>> that if I try to reinstall a developer version of QGIS that I'll screw up a
>>> bunch of the work that I've already done on this project/make my computer
>>> implode so I want to make sure what I'm doing is correct. This black rhino
>>> project is of urgent importance to the conservation managers in this area
>>> given the spike in rhino poaching incidents in the area so I thank you in
>>> advance for any and all support!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Patrick Freeman
>>> --
>>> Patrick T. Freeman
>>> Stanford University
>>> Head Teaching Assistant - Stanford University Earth Systems Program
>>> B.S. Candidate '13, M.S. Candidate '14 | Earth Systems
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