[Numpy-discussion] Problems installing not as root

Ryan Gutenkunst rng7 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 7 13:37:04 CDT 2004

Hi all,

I'm trying to install Numerical Python without root access, and I'm 
having great difficulty.

I'm running Python 2.2.2 (which was installed systemwide by root). I 
used 'python setup.py install --prefix ~/installed' to install numpy and 
I have ~/installed/lib/python2.2/site-packages in my PYTHONPATH.

Initially 'import' was failing, but  creating an empty __init.py__ in 
site-packages/Numeric seems to have fixed that. I still can't seem to 
use any of the functions, though. I get errors like:

Python 2.2.2 (#1, Nov 22 2002, 17:25:34)
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-112)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
 >>> import Numeric
 >>> a = array([1.2, 3.5, -1])
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
NameError: name 'array' is not defined
 >>> a = Numeric.array([1.2, 3.5, -1])
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'array'

I'm new at python, and am completely perplexed. Perhaps I need a more 
complete __init.py__?

Thanks in advance,

Ryan Gutenkunst               |
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