[SciPy-user] Python on ubuntu

Stefan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Fri Oct 7 10:46:22 CDT 2005

On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 08:32:20AM -0500, John Hunter wrote:
> For the standard matplotlib package, add these lines to your
> /etc/apt/sources.list:
>   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 little out of date.

Ubuntu is not binary compatible with Debian, so I don't know if this
is a good idea.

> 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/

I think this route is a lot safer!

I just installed Breezy and am impressed -- it already contains
scipy-core (don't know which version).  Unfortunately no official
matplotlib... (yet).


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