[Numpy-discussion] Unable to install numpy-1.3.0 on WinXP (without Administrative rights)

Touisteur EmporteUneVache touisteur@gmail....
Wed Feb 17 22:33:42 CST 2010

On 2/18/2010 at 15:04, Christoph Gohlke wrote:

> On 2/17/2010 7:30 PM, David Cournapeau wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Touisteur EmporteUneVache
>> <touisteur@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to install numpy on a WinXP system, on which I have no
>>> administrative rights.
>> I think it is not possible to install NumPy for python 2.6 if you
>> don't have admin priviledges. I believe the root of the problem is  
>> the
>> lack of a right C runtime, and there is no easy way to install it
>> without admin priviledges, and I have no idea how to fix this. The
>> problem is specific to python 2.6 (more exactly because it was built
>> with visual studio 2008), so using python 2.5 or 2.4 should not cause
>> any issue if that's an option for you.
>> The other solution is to ask your administrator to install the
>> redistributable runtime from VS 2008,
> If everything else fails you can try to install numpy manually: the  
> file
> numpy-1.3.0-sse3.exe, which is created in the %TEMP% directory during
> the numpy-1.3.0-win32-superpack-python2.6.exe installation, is a
> executable ZIP file and can be opened with any decent archive program,
> e.g. WinRAR. From numpy-1.3.0-sse3.exe copy PLATLIB\numpy\* to
> C:\Python26\sitepackages\numpy\ and SCRIPTS\* to C:\Python26\Scripts\.
> Unlike many other packages, Numpy does not need to have the Microsoft
> Visual C++ 2008 redistributable package installed to work.
> To avoid the problem, numpy-1.3.0-sse3.exe could probably be linked
> statically to MSVCRT9 like the bdist_wininst installers created by
> Python distutils.
> Christoph

Hi David and Christoph,

Thank you both very much for your suggestions. I went for Christoph's  
workaround (manual installation) and it seems to work like a charm.

Thanks again.

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