[SciPy-user] I'm lost on installation

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Thu Dec 6 21:58:13 CST 2007


Pierre Dueck wrote:
> I'm trying to install Numpy and Scipy.  I'm lost on how to finish this 
> - I would appreciate help very much!  I found a problem when running 
> the numpy test:
>
> >>> import numpy
> Running from numpy source directory.
> >>> numpy.test(1,10)
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'test'
> >>>
You should not launch python while you are in the source tree. The 
message "running from numpy source directory" may not be really clear, 
but this means numpy has no chance of working for normal usage. Same for 
scipy: once you've finished installing scipy, you should not try to 
launch python in the source directory.

cheers,

David


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