[SciPy-dev] TypeError: __array_data__ must return a string providing the pointer to data

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Fri Oct 21 16:33:22 CDT 2005

Stephen Walton wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>You still need the very latest CVS ... The array interface protocol had 
>>to change to support discontiguous arrays (and read-only) arrays.  These 
>>changes are only in the latest CVS versions of numarray and Numeric.
> Sigh.  Unfortunately on the two Linux releases I'm using (Ubuntu and 
> Fedora Core 4), pygtk2 contains a dependency on Numeric and therefore 
> you're more-or-less forced to install the distros' version, currently at 
> 23.8.  I know that's not up to you to fix, Travis!  But, hypothetically, 
> you're telling me that if I did forcibly install Numeric and numarray 
> from current CVS, that they would play nice with the new scipy core and 
> with matplotlib?

I know there's a way to make an empty deb to satisfy dependencies, and
I'm told that there's a way to do the same on Fedora Core.


Robert Kern
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