[SciPy-user] building scipy

Nicholas Kottenstette nkottens at nd.edu
Wed Jan 25 17:29:13 CST 2006

Nils Wagner wrote:

>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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Thanks for the reply.  This clarifies things a bit.
Reading the wiki:

which has me working from the repository for numpy and
scipy what is the correct way to reflect updates as they occur?

cd numpy
svn up
python setup.py clean --all
python setup.py install
#It seems to me in order to get this stuff totally removed
#from my python libraries I actually need to
#remove /lib/python2.4/site-packages/numpy in order
#to eliminate any version of previously installed stuff



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