installing numpy on Tiger

Steve Lianoglou lists.steve at arachnedesign.net
Tue Oct 31 12:58:40 CST 2006


Hi Alan,


>  I installed Python 2.5
> from python.org painlessly, but it looks like
> I'll have to compile numpy from source.
> Do I understand that right?

I believe you'll have to if you want to use Python 2.5.

> ... so I am hoping someone patient
> will point me to or lead me through the steps I need
> to take to successfully install numpy on this platform.

I think the instructions on the scipy wiki are pretty thorough:
http://scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/Mac_OS_X

One thing to note is that I think I've seen on this list that people  
have been having problems compiling and using num/scipy on Python 2.5  
(on any platform (?)) ... I haven't tried it myself, but that's the  
general feeling I've gotten from some of the emails on that subject.  
I could be wrong though.

Another thing to consider would be to install the "Superpack" which  
is linked to in the mac section from the scipy downloads page:
http://www.scipy.org/Download

I also remember seeing on the ML that there were some problems w/  
that superpack it not including some config file for ipython or  
something, but I'm not sure.

For what it's worth, I'm using MacPorts (http://macports.org) to  
manage my python (and a other) installations, and have been compiling  
scipy/numpy/matplotlib/ipython from svn checkouts every now and  
again ... this has been working well for me. The version of python  
you get from macports is 2.4.3

Hope that helps.
-steve


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