[SciPy-dev] Required version of Numeric is 21.x

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Tue Apr 2 13:53:45 CST 2002

>   File "scipy_base/__init__.py", line 5, in ?
>     import limits
>   File "scipy_base/limits.py", line 10, in ?
>     from utility import toFloat32, toFloat64
>   File "scipy_base/utility.py", line 30, in ?
>     cast = {Numeric.Character: toChar,
> AttributeError: 'Numeric' module has no attribute 'Character'
> Travis, you mentioned earlier that such error can only occure if one has
> "unusual" Numeric installed. I checked from NumPy CVS and verified that
> attribute 'Character' was introduced first time to Numeric version
> 21.0b1.

My mistake, I didn't realize there was such an obvious oversite.

> So, shall we agree that SciPy requires NumPy version 21.x?

No, let's just fix it, this is a minor issue.  We don't have to require

> PS: In order to build the latest SciPy from CVS, one needs to create a
> directory
>    scipy_base/tests

I've seen this too.


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