[Numpy-discussion] bool indices segv

Geoffrey Ely gely@usc....
Wed Jun 23 00:28:51 CDT 2010

On Jun 22, 2010, at 7:11 PM, David wrote:
>> Is it better to avoid setuptools/distribute/PyPI altogether?
> Yes, unless you need their features (which in the case of numpy is 
> mostly egg, since installing from pypi rarely works anyway).

OK, installing from source solved the problem (and so did downgrading to ver 1.3 with easy_install, btw). Thanks for the help, everyone.

I found generic NumPy install instructions difficult to locate. The link is almost a footnote to the platform specific stuff on the SciPy site and easily missed. I think it would be very helpful to have a sentence or two in INSTALL.txt, before diving into platform specifics, so I am sending this patch in case you want to use it:

--- INSTALL.txt.orig	2010-06-22 21:23:47.000000000 -0700
+++ INSTALL.txt	2010-06-22 22:03:51.000000000 -0700
@@ -10,6 +10,14 @@
 .. Contents::
+Basic Installation
+Following the installation of any needed compilers and numerical libraries,
+NumPy is built and installed by:
+    python setup.py install
@@ -27,7 +35,7 @@
    Python must also be compiled with the zlib module enabled.
-2) nose__ (pptional) 0.10.3 or later
+2) nose__ (optional) 0.10.3 or later
    This is required for testing numpy, but not for using it.

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