Boost is a C++ library that can interface with Python. Download it from http://www.boost.org/users/download/. The latest Boost version at the time of writing was 1.56.0. The easiest but also slowest installation method involves the following commands:
$ ./bootstrap.sh --prefix=/path/to/boost $ ./b2 install
prefix argument specifies the installation directory. In this example, we will assume that Boost was installed under the user's
home directory in a directory called Boost (such as
~/Boost). In this directory, a
include directory will be created. For Unix and Linux, it is useful to run the following command:
On Mac OS X, set the following environment ...