[Numpy-discussion] building numpy/scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Jan 3 22:42:52 CST 2009

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 22:38, Mike Landis <mlandis001@comcast.net> wrote:
> Maybe the following will also be useful...  Recall that I completely
> deleted numpy and scipy and reinstalled each from their respective
> superpacks, then ran:
>  >>> import numpy; numpy.__file__
> 'D:\\Programs\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\\numpy\\__init__.pyc'
>  >>> import scipy; scipy.__file__
> 'D:\\Programs\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\\scipy\\__init__.pyc'
> $ cd site-packages\numpy; python setup.py config
> This is the wrong setup.py file to run

That message is correct. Don't do that. You don't run the setup.py
scripts on installed binaries.

> $ cd site-packages\scipy; python setup.py config

Don't do that either.

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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