[Numpy-discussion] numpy for Python 3?
Mon Jul 19 08:15:16 CDT 2010
On 07/19/2010 02:56 PM, Richard D. Moores wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 05:28, Vincent Schut<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Well, you might want to read up on some beginners guide for python? It's
>> up to you, of course, but usually before starting with numpy (which
>> extends python), it is advised to have at least some basic python
>> understanding... Googling will give you plenty of good resources, if
>> you'd like to.
> I'm not a python beginner. Why did you assume I was?
I appologize, then. This, however, made me think you were:
'Now what? "Try simple commands"? Like "Lemme outta here!"?'
Now english is not my native language, so some subtle humour might have
escaped me and I may have understood that entirely wrong... :-)
>> Then, for the sake of helping you further anyway:
>> you'll have to mind the significance of paths (=directories or folders
>> in windows speak I think). The folder you're currently in, will restrict
>> what you find when typing commands. If you need to reference something
>> from a different folder, you'll need to explicitly specify that.
> Yes, I have that understanding.
The fact that you were starting python from the Python31 folder, and
then typed 'now what?' gave me the idea you did not...
>> To build numpy, you'll need to be in the numpy source folder (the numpy
>> you extracted from svn). But if you're there, simply typing 'python' or
>> 'python.exe' will probably not work because 'python.exe' is in a
>> different folder (c:\Python31). You could go into that folder, but then
>> you would not be able to find numpy's setup.py script. Best way to solve
>> that: make sure you're in the numpy folder, and type something like:
>> 'c:\Python31\python.exe setup.py build'. That should get you started at
>> However, if I'm allowed to give you some unaskedfor advice: this might
>> become lots easier if you make sure you're at least a bit comfortable
>> with 1) the windows command prompt, 2) python, and 3) building python
>> stuff from svn source checkouts. No offence meant. But you sound as you
>> feel a lot more comfortable with pre-built packages compared to building
>> yourself from source on windows...
> No, I fail your number 3.
Well, than you've come along quite far already, and are on the right
Then, please post the output of your 'python setup.py build' command,
which will give us some clues about *why* you fail... (or, if the output
is long, try to find the relevant lines indicating where and what goes
>> Good luck anyway!
>> Vincent Schut.
> Thanks, Vincent. And I am more comfortable with pre-built packages.
Most of us are ;-) But sometimes you just need to bite the bullet...
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