[SciPy-user] Intallation Tests Failed

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Mon Aug 28 15:59:45 CDT 2006

Rich Shepard wrote:
>    I just finished downloading and installing the latest NumPy and SciPy; the
> installation tests failed:
> Ran 1552 tests in 12.197s
> FAILED (errors=196)
>    I followed the instructions on the wiki installation page: first NumPy,
> then BLAS (as a directory within /usr/local/scipy-0.5.0), then LAPACK (also
> within that directory), then SciPy.
>    When compiling LAPACK I reran it without the quotation marks for the
> optimization option on the command line; hadn't seen options quoted before.
> Could that make a difference? Also, when LAPACK finished compiling it did
> not automatically return control to the command line; I had to kill the
> process with ctrl-c.
>    What do you suggest I do to get a working installation? I can send the
> test results if that helps.

What is your platform?   What does numpy.test() do by itself?

What are the failing tests (most likely they are all related to a few 
points of failure so you probably don't have to provide all the failing 

Have you tried with a pre-built ATLAS?


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