[SciPy-dev] Required version of Numeric is 21.x

eric eric at scipy.org
Tue Apr 2 13:33:28 CST 2002


scipy_base is in major flux right now.  I have a whole bunch of changes to check
in once I get everything tested (on my windows box anyway).

As for Character, if this is the only compatibility issue, I think we should
work around it so that all (recent) versions of Numeric work.

I'll look at this before I check things in.

eric


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pearu Peterson" <pearu at cens.ioc.ee>
To: <scipy-dev at scipy.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:14 PM
Subject: [SciPy-dev] Required version of Numeric is 21.x


>
> Hi!
>
> I am using Numeric versions 20.2.1 and 20.3 (for Python 2.1 and 2.2,
> respectively) and I get the following error while importing scipy
> (latest CVS build):
>
> >>> import scipy
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>   File "scipy/__init__.py", line 29, in ?
>     from scipy_base import *
>   File "scipy_base/__init__.py", line 5, in ?
>     import limits
>   File "scipy_base/limits.py", line 10, in ?
>     from utility import toFloat32, toFloat64
>   File "scipy_base/utility.py", line 30, in ?
>     cast = {Numeric.Character: toChar,
> AttributeError: 'Numeric' module has no attribute 'Character'
>
> Travis, you mentioned earlier that such error can only occure if one has
> "unusual" Numeric installed. I checked from NumPy CVS and verified that
> attribute 'Character' was introduced first time to Numeric version
> 21.0b1.
>
> So, shall we agree that SciPy requires NumPy version 21.x?
>
> It has a short term drawback because those who use NumPy from their
> OS distribution, cannot use SciPy for awhile. For example, latest NumPy in
> debian woody is 20.3.
>
> Regards,
> Pearu
>
> PS: In order to build the latest SciPy from CVS, one needs to create a
> directory
>    scipy_base/tests
>
>
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