[Numpy-discussion] question about numpy

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Tue Jun 19 03:06:42 CDT 2007


Robert Kern wrote:
> Stefan van der Walt wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 03:44:37PM -0400, David M. Cooke wrote:
>>>> I meet a problem when I installed numpy. I installed numpy by the command
>>>> "python setup.py install". Then I tested it by "python -c 'import numpy;
>>>> numpy.test()'". But it doesn't work. There is an error message:
>>>> "Running from numpy source directory.
>>> ^ don't do that :)
>>>
>>> Instead, change out of the source directory, and rerun.
>> Is there any reason why we can't make that work?
>
> We have to be able to bootstrap the build process somehow.
>
wouldn't it work with the upcoming new import semantics in python 2.6 ? 
The problem is that you cannot make the difference between $PWD/numpy 
and $PYTHONPATH/numpy, or is this more subtle ?

David


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