[Numpy-discussion] numpy for Python 3?

Vincent Schut schut@sarvision...
Mon Jul 19 08:15:16 CDT 2010

On 07/19/2010 02:56 PM, Richard D. Moores wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 05:28, Vincent Schut<schut@sarvision.nl>  wrote:
>> Well, you might want to read up on some beginners guide for python? It's
>> up to you, of course, but usually before starting with numpy (which
>> extends python), it is advised to have at least some basic python
>> understanding... Googling will give you plenty of good resources, if
>> you'd like to.
> I'm not a python beginner. Why did you assume I was?

I appologize, then. This, however, made me think you were:
'Now what? "Try simple commands"? Like "Lemme outta here!"?'
Now english is not my native language, so some subtle humour might have 
escaped me and I may have understood that entirely wrong... :-)

>> Then, for the sake of helping you further anyway:
>> you'll have to mind the significance of paths (=directories or folders
>> in windows speak I think). The folder you're currently in, will restrict
>> what you find when typing commands. If you need to reference something
>> from a different folder, you'll need to explicitly specify that.
> Yes, I have that understanding.
The fact that you were starting python from the Python31 folder, and 
then typed 'now what?' gave me the idea you did not...
>> To build numpy, you'll need to be in the numpy source folder (the numpy
>> you extracted from svn). But if you're there, simply typing 'python' or
>> 'python.exe' will probably not work because 'python.exe' is in a
>> different folder (c:\Python31). You could go into that folder, but then
>> you would not be able to find numpy's setup.py script. Best way to solve
>> that: make sure you're in the numpy folder, and type something like:
>> 'c:\Python31\python.exe setup.py build'. That should get you started at
>> least.
>> However, if I'm allowed to give you some unaskedfor advice: this might
>> become lots easier if you make sure you're at least a bit comfortable
>> with 1) the windows command prompt, 2) python, and 3) building python
>> stuff from svn source checkouts. No offence meant. But you sound as you
>> feel a lot more comfortable with pre-built packages compared to building
>> yourself from source on windows...
> No, I fail your number 3.

Well, than you've come along quite far already, and are on the right 
list :-)
Then, please post the output of your 'python setup.py build' command, 
which will give us some clues about *why* you fail... (or, if the output 
is long, try to find the relevant lines indicating where and what goes 

>> Good luck anyway!
>> Vincent Schut.
> Thanks, Vincent. And I am more comfortable with pre-built packages.
Most of us are ;-) But sometimes you just need to bite the bullet...
> Dick

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