[SciPy-user] Data type change completed

Rob Managan managan at llnl.gov
Mon Dec 5 17:23:07 CST 2005

The import scipy dies on Mac OS X 10.3.9.

This was after updating core to revision 1569 and scipy to revision 
1473. In both directories I did rm -rf build/ and a python setup.py 

It dies with

Python 2.4.1 (#2, Mar 31 2005, 00:05:10)
[GCC 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1666)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>  import scipy
Importing test to scipy
Importing base to scipy
Importing basic to scipy
Importing io to scipy
Importing fftpack to scipy
Importing special to scipy
Importing cluster to scipy
Bus error

At 3:06 PM -0700 12/5/05, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>I've committed the data-type change discussed at the end of last week to
>the SVN repository.  Now the concept of a data type for an array has
>been replaced with a "data-descriptor".  This data-descriptor is
>flexible enough to handle an arbitrary record specification with fields
>that include records and arrays or arrays of records.  While nesting may
>not be the best data-layout for a new design, when memory-mapping an
>arbitrary fixed-record-length file, this capability allows you to handle
>even the most obsure record file.
>While the basic core tests pass for me, there may be lurking problems
>and so testing of the SVN trunk of scipy core will be appreciated.  I've
>bumped up the version number because the C-API has changed (a few new
>functions and some functions becoming macros).
>I'd like to make a release of the new version by the end of the week (as
>soon as Chris Hanley at STSCI and I get records.py working better), so
>please test.
>Recently some intel c-compiler tests were failing on a 64-bit platform. 
>It would be nice to figure out why that is happening as well, but I will
>probably not have time for that this week.
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>SciPy-user at scipy.net

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