[Numpy-discussion] Problem with numpy and distutils on OS X

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri May 9 14:58:31 CDT 2008


On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 2:32 PM,  <vallis.35530053@bloglines.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Robert. Indeed, numpy 1.0.4 does some "monkeypatching" (see the transcript
> below). Interestingly, 1.0.3 did not, so I'm hoping that 1.0.5 may not also.
> (I'd rather stay with released version, since I distribute my code to colleagues,
> and cannot impose too many conditions on them.)

1.1.0 (which was supposed to be 1.0.5 until recently) should be out
shortly. I can indeed verify that numpy.distutils does get imported in
1.0.4 but not in 1.1.0, so I think we've already fixed the problem on
our end.

<does some grepping> Ah. I found the source of the problem.
numpy.testing.numpytest, which gets imported when you import numpy,
uses a utility function from numpy.distutils in 1.0.4, but we changed
all that for 1.1.0.

> In the meantime I'll get
> the numpy include directory information some other way in my setup.py. I will
> also investigate if gcc could be smarter about enabling vectorization (perhaps
> in a version newer than 4.0.1?), and let you know.

Possibly, but 4.0.1 is the standard compiler on OS X. You probably
can't rely on anything else being installed.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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