[Numpy-discussion] [PATCH] gfortran under macports

Benjamin Root ben.root@ou....
Sun Dec 5 09:40:56 CST 2010


On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 5:28 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Paul Anton Letnes <
> paul.anton.letnes@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Mabe I am wrong somehow, but in my experience the easiest install of scipy
>> is 'port install py26-scipy'. For new users, I do not see why one would
>> recommend to build manually from source? Macports can do it for you,
>> automagically...
>>
>> Well, by far the easiest method is to just grab a binary installer.  The
> other choices you have are build from source, or try to use
> Macports/Fink/Homebrew/easy_install/pip/buildout-recipe/<your-favorite-solution-here>.
> Those all rely on source builds as well, they're just hiding the details.
> Which makes things way more confusing when something goes wrong.
>
> About Macports specifically, I haven't tried in a few years but certainly
> don't remember things always working out of the box. And AFAIK Homebrew is a
> replacement for Macports for many people because the latter was issues.
>
> Cheers,
> Ralf
>
>
I did a Macports install of numpy/scipy/matplotlib on my wife's macbook a
few months ago just because I was curious.  Besides the fact that it took
forever (it had trouble obtaining the various compilers from the servers,
and it did a full-blown ATLAS tuning and compiling...) it did eventually
install and work.

YMMV,

Ben Root
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