[Numpy-discussion] numpy installation in ubuntu

David david@silveregg.co...
Mon Oct 18 19:56:47 CDT 2010

On 10/18/2010 10:45 PM, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 09:07:42 -0400, Ian Goodfellow wrote:
>> To do a standard installation, run
>> sudo python setup.py install
>> from inside the numpy directory
> Preferably,
> 	sudo python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local
> and then you don't mess up your package manager.

Ubuntu actually does this by default (i.e. the default prefix expands to 
/usr/local on ubuntu and debian).

But I think we should tell people to use the --user for python 2.6 and 
above by default: that's the safest method, does not require sudo and 
works on every platform,



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