[SciPy-dev] petsc - UMFPACK and scipy

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Wed Apr 18 04:57:55 CDT 2007

I think Python projects which are not just python bindings to some
C++/Fortran library (and SciPy definitely is not) should work in a way
that you just download them and import in python, without any
installation and it should just work, at least basic things.

This way SciPy can have any number of (optional) modules, as it will
not add to the complexity of the installation. Of course you need
NumPy, but I assume NumPy is already installed.

But I just use

apt-get install python-scipy

anyway, so I don't care.


On 4/18/07, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> John Pye wrote:
> > Perhaps the focus should be on getting UMFPACK added to those distros,
> > rather than working out how to build them as part of scipy?
> Since no one is suggesting building the UMFPACK library as part of the scipy
> build process, it appears that everyone already agrees with you.
> --
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
>  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
>  an underlying truth."
>   -- Umberto Eco
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