installing numpy on Tiger

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 18:46:29 CST 2006


Nice binaries for gfortran can be found here:

hpc.sourceforge.net/



On 10/31/06, Erin Sheldon <erin.sheldon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alan -
>
> I have not had luck with the binary distros.  There is always
> something that doesn't work, so I will be interested in
> the results of your efforts.
>
> The biggest problem with compiling things yourself is going
> to be dealing with LAPACK and fortran issues, and the
> backends in matplotlib.
>
> FWIW, the most stable solution I have found that doesn't involve
> dealing with dependencies yourself is darwinports (now
> macports).  It currently has 1.0b5 numpy and scipy 0.5.1, which
> depend on python 2.4. Matplotlib worked with the wxPython
> backend but not others.  While not the latest versions it will get
> you started, and I would guess 1.0 will be available soon (anyone?).
> I had absolutely zero problems using this once I realized that I
> had to use wxPython for the plotting backend.  The snag
> is that gfortran is needed, which requires compiling gcc 4.0 which
> took 6 hours on my powerbook, so you will need some patience.
>
> Erin
>
> On 10/31/06, Steve Lianoglou <lists.steve at arachnedesign.net> wrote:
> > 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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