[SciPy-user] building scipy

Nils Wagner nwagner at mecha.uni-stuttgart.de
Wed Jan 25 10:19:58 CST 2006

Nicholas Kottenstette wrote:
>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
>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
>b) then build and install scipy as described in 
>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?
>Nicholas Kottenstette
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