[Numpy-discussion] Source install

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Feb 28 13:26:27 CST 2007

Mark Janikas wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have used numpy on both Mac and Windows.  The latter is easily
> installed with the exe file.  The former required the gcc program from
> XCode… but once installed, “python setup.py install” worked.  I cant
> seem to get numpy to work on my linux machine.  Can someone point me to
> a platform-independent doc on how to install from the source tar file?
>  Thanks ahead of time,

We need more information from you. There is no way one can make a
platform-independent doc that covers all of the cases. We need to know what you
tried and exactly how it failed (i.e., we need you to copy the exact error
messages and paste them into an email).

If I had to guess, though, since you succeeded doing an install from source on
OS X, the problem on Linux is likely that you do not have the appropriate Python
development package for your system. On RPM-based systems like Fedora Core, it
is usually named something like python-devel.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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