So I have bitten the bullet and am committed to phasing out Matlab completely by 2015. I have Julia installed and can sort of run code in it although I have no idea how to change directories. cd() doesn’t seem to work for me. I have also tried to install matplotlib on my MacBook Pro running OS 10.8 using a SciPy superpack but it does not seem to work yet. When I try to plot something, nothing happens but I have some bouncing rocket ships in my dock. Feel free to let me know what I’m doing wrong.
Addendum: I installed iPython using Pip and I can plot out of iPython