[SciPy-User] SciPy pip and PyPi

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Fri Nov 12 08:16:43 CST 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Martin Galpin <galpin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am attempting to install SciPy using pip and pypi into a virtualenv.
> However, because the SciPy egg does not list NumPy as as a dependency, the
> process cannot be automated using a pip requirements file (the install fails
> because there is no guarantee of the order pip installs packages and when
> installing SciPy, NumPy might not be installed).

I never use pip, but this sounds like an anti-feature. Why not always
install from top to bottom in the requirements file unless packages
require each other? Guess you'd have to ask the pip author.

> I have verified this is the case on both OS X and Ubuntu 10.10.
> Can anybody suggest an alternative?

A small shell script to first install numpy (can be with or without
using pip), then scipy?


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