[Numpy-discussion] Having trouble installing Numpy on OS X

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Jan 24 17:09:41 CST 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:34, Nat Wilson <njwilson23@gmail.com> wrote:
> Would anyone be willing to help me interpret an error while trying to
> build and install Numpy? I've searched around, and haven't seen this
> elsewhere.

>   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
> python2.6/tempfile.py", line 34, in <module>
>     from random import Random as _Random
>   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
> python2.6/random.py", line 871, in <module>
>     _inst = Random()
>   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
> python2.6/random.py", line 96, in __init__
>     self.seed(x)
>   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
> python2.6/random.py", line 115, in seed
>     super(Random, self).seed(a)
> SystemError: error return without exception set
> Any ideas?

It looks unrelated to numpy. Can you import the random module in other

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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