[Numpy-discussion] question about scipy superpack

Thiago Franco Moraes totonixsame@gmail....
Tue Aug 7 11:05:24 CDT 2012


A little off-topic, but related: Which python version do you recommend
to install in Mac OS X 10.8? The native one? The one from python.org?
or the one compiled via homebrew? And do you think it's better to use
the 32 or 64 bits?

Thanks!

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Tom Krauss <thomas.p.krauss@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I got a new job, and a new mac book pro on which I just installed Mac OS X
>> 10.8.
>
> congrats -- on the job, and on an employer that gets you a mac!
>
>> I need to run SWIG to generate a shared object from C++ source that works
>> with numpy.i.  I'm considering installing the Scipy Superpack, but I have a
>> question.  If I install the Scipy Superpack, which has most of the packages
>> I need, plus some others, will it be able to find "numpy/arrayobject.h"
>
> It's probably there, yes, and you should be able to find it with:
>
> numpy.get_include()
>
> (use that in your setup.py)
>
>> the source files needed by gcc to compile the swig-generated C++ wrapper?
>
> The trick here is which gcc -- Apple is fast to move forward, is on
> the bleeding edge with gcc -- the latest XCode uses LLVM, which is not
> compatible with older Python builds.
>
> I *think* the superpack is build against the pyton.org python builds (32 bit?)
>
> Anyway, the python,org 32 bit build requires an older gcc for building
> extensions -- you can get XCode 3from Apple Developer connection if
> you dig for it -- it works fine on 10.7, I hope it does on 10.8.
>
> I'm not totally sure about the 32/64 bit Intel build.
>
> The pythonmac list will be a help here.
>
> Good luck,
>
> -Chris
>
>
>
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