[SciPy-user] help! Problems installing scipy

Howey, David A d.howey at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Jun 13 05:09:48 CDT 2005

 I've just tried installing python 2.3.5 straight (rather than active
python) from python.org and I get the same error on running from scipy
import *"

Please, if anyone has any thoughts (or recommendations for how the heck
you get scipy and python to run on windows, easily!) I would love to
hear from you



-----Original Message-----
From: Howey, David A 
Sent: 10 June 2005 14:07
To: 'SciPy Users List'
Subject: RE: [SciPy-user] Problems installing scipy with activepython

Thanks - now sorted with python 2.3

However, a further problem... When I run "from scipy import *"
activepython crashes with the result 'the instruction "0x6d3caed9"
referenced memory at "0x00000030". The memory could not be "read".'

This is indeed a weird one. I hope it's a software rather than hardware
(bad memory) problem.

Any further thoughts would be appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: scipy-user-bounces at scipy.net [mailto:scipy-user-bounces at scipy.net]
On Behalf Of Robert Kern
Sent: 10 June 2005 12:46
To: SciPy Users List
Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] Problems installing scipy with activepython

Howey, David A wrote:
> Hi,
> I've downloaded the windows binary for scipy 0.3.2 and when I try to 
> install (I have activepython 2.4 already installed) it just bombs out 
> with the message 'Python version 2.3 required, which was not found in 
> the registry'.

As the download page notes, the Windows binaries are only for Python
2.3.x and 2.2.x at this time. Extension modules are not compatible
across minor releases ("minor" as in major.minor.micro).

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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