[SciPy-user] Installing the SVM sandbox

Nils Wagner nwagner@iam.uni-stuttgart...
Fri Apr 20 03:56:02 CDT 2007

Jose Gomez wrote:
> Hi,
> I am interested in testing out the SVM bit in the sandbox. However, I don't seem
> to be able to understand how to do it. I have installed the scipy package in
> Kubuntu (6.10). I have downloaded the source tarball, and went into the relevant
> directory, compiled the libsvm C++ code, copied the .so and .os files to the
> main sandbox/svm directory, issued a python setup.py build and python setup.py
> install, and tried the tests in the tests directory. They work. However, if I
> try to import svm from my IPython shell, I get this:
> |from svm.dataset import LibSvmRegressionDataSet, LibSvmTestDataSet
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> exceptions.ImportError                               Traceback (most recent call
> last)
> /home/cuenta/<ipython console>
> ImportError: No module named svm.dataset
> I must have forgotten something :)
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I am not familiar with Kubuntu but I was able to install the sandbox
package svm
using scipy/Lib/sandbox/enabled_packages.txt on SuSE Linux 10.x

Just add a line with


to that file and reinstall it. (rm -rf build; python setup.py install)

Then you can do something like

>>> from scipy.sandbox import svm



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