[Numpy-discussion] Beginner Needing Help with Installation
Thu Nov 19 15:46:03 CST 2009
Scot Denhalter wrote:
> I am a beginning programmer who is reading Natural Language Processing
> with Python. The book provides tutorials for working with the NLTK,
> which needs numpy to run certain calculations. I have downloaded and
> installed Python 2.6. I have downloaded numpy 1.3.0, but I cannot
> figure out how to install it. I have read the Install.txt that is
> included, but I don't understand exactly what I need to do. The
> instructions are clear enough for those familiar with the programming
> world, but I am obviously not the document's target reader.
> I am working with a MacBook Pro and do not have either fortran compiler
> installed. Can someone give me some guidance?
You don't need a fortran compiler for numpy, even if you are building
from source; and you probably don't need to build from source. Did you
try the suggested binary packages for the Mac as listed on the nltk site?
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