[SciPy-user] Numeric 24, matplotlib, etc.

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Sat Oct 22 19:57:50 CDT 2005


Stephen Walton wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
> 
>>Installing Numeric 24.0 and scipy core allows matplotlib to work with 
>>scipy core arrays (they get quickly converted to Numeric 24.0 arrays 
>>behind the scenes using the array interface).
> 
> Is 24.0 still around for download somewhere?  I used an old archive of 
> 24.0b2 I had lying around, but didn't see Numeric 24 on Sourceforge, 
> either as a download or from CVS.

The CVS is where it always was, but it looks like Travis made a 24.0
final release.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1369&package_id=1351&release_id=365163

> It gets worse, because it turns out that the Ubuntu numeric packagers 
> have broken it up into python-numeric, python2.4-numeric, and 
> python2.4-numeric-ext.  John Hunter, are you out there?  I know you use 
> Ubuntu;  are you just using old scipy until you get a chance to port 
> matplotlib to new core?

apt-get the source for those packages. python-numeric is an empty
package that depends on the package for the appropriate Python version.
python2.4-numeric and python2.4-numeric-ext should both come from the
same source package. python2.4-numeric-ext contains LinearAlgebra et al.
If you install Numeric 24.0 yourself, then you can use the equivs
package to make dummy packages to satisfy dependencies if you like.

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