[SciPy-user] Python on ubuntu

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Fri Oct 7 08:32:20 CDT 2005

>>>>> "Howey," == Howey, David A <d.howey at imperial.ac.uk> writes:

    Howey,> What's the easiest way to install ipython/matplotlib/scipy
    Howey,> on ubuntu?  Thanks

The standard approach:

  > sudo apt-get install ipython python2.4-scipy

For the standard matplotlib package, add these lines to your

  deb http://anakonda.altervista.org/debian packages/
  deb-src http://anakonda.altervista.org/debian sources/

and then run:

  > sudo apt-get update
  > sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib python-matplotlib-doc

These are all professional debian packages and most of them are a
little out of date.

If you like to live on the bleeding edge, you can use my poor man's
Ubuntu Hoary packages (I've been told they also work for Breezy) which
have matplotlib 0.84, ipython-0.6.16.cvs and scipy 3.3.304.4617.  You
need to enable universe and multiverse in /etc/apt/sources.list and
then add

deb http://peds-pc311.bsd.uchicago.edu binary/

to that file and do

  > sudo apt-get update
  > sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib-jdh scipy-jdh ipython-jdh

I can assure you that I did not follow all the debian conventions for
making packages, so no promises that these will make you happy.  They
work for me.  The repository location is likely to change in the next
couple of weeks, so ping me if you need it at some future date and I
can give you the new address.


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