[SciPy-user] building scipy
Nicholas Kottenstette
nkottens at nd.edu
Wed Jan 25 09:53:39 CST 2006
Hey guys,
I'm still a bit confused as to whether I need to install Numeric or not.
Following the building scipy routines for unix
http://www.scipy.org/documentation/buildscipy.txt
I went and built scipy which did not generate any of the linear algebra
routines. ie. unable to import LinearAlgebra
So looking at the Downloads documentation, I saw that Numeric should be
installed. Looking at the old Numeric documentation this would
definetly give me the linear algebra interface, which I did and it works.
Is this a correct conclusion:
1. In order to use scipy and utilize linear algebra features such as the
ability to calculate a matrix inverse and perform a matrixmultiply I
need to:
a) first build and install Numeric, I used version 24.2 from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1369&package_id=1351
b) then build and install scipy as described in
http://www.scipy.org/documentation/buildscipy.txt
Looking at Travis's documentation on NumPy p. 14 and p. 15 leaves me
even further confused. This tends to imply that I should build and
install numpy instead of Numeric in order to get the linalg package.
But is NumPy already part of scipy?
Sincerely,
Nicholas Kottenstette
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