[Numpy-discussion] help getting started
Fri Apr 10 13:23:35 CDT 2009
First, did you build your own Python 2.6 or install from a binary?
When you type "python" at the command prompt, which python runs? (You
can find this out by running "which python" from the command line.)
Second, it appears that numpy is *already installed* for a non-apple
python 2.5 on your computer. (Either you manually built that python,
or installed it from an installer, and then you built or installed
numpy for that python?) I can tell this because you have a directory:
which normally gets created during the process of installing numpy for
Python 2.5. Unless you manually created this directory yourself
somehow? Anyhow, that directory is *not* the source-code directory
that you should be running numpy's setup.py from; it is the directory
that the installation process for numpy copies all of the necessary
Anyhow, how did you come to be executing commands from that directory?
The numpy install instructions definitely don't have a "cd /Library/
So, if you want to use numpy with python 2.5, you should be all set
already. If you need to use it with 2.6, then you will want to
download the source code into a directory somewhere -- say in your
home folder. Then execute "python setup.py install" from *this*
directory. (Note: if typing "python" does not run python 2.6, but
instead runs python 2.5, you will want to do "python2.6 setup.py
Feel free to ask any more questions -- I'm heading out the door, so
this might be a bit terse.
On Apr 10, 2009, at 1:30 PM, John Seales wrote:
> Intel mac.
> Python 2.6.
> I'm trying to start using numpy and scipy, and am having trouble.
> I'm trying to install numpy following the instructions on http://scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/Mac_OS_X
> when I give the python setup.py build command, it doesn't work.
> Here's my interaction at the terminal:
> 2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy johnseales$ python setup.py
> This is the wrong setup.py file to run
> Anybody have any ideas how I can get up and runnng?
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