[SciPy-User] Seg. fault from scipy.interpolate or numpy

James Turner jturner@gemini....
Fri Mar 25 15:36:59 CDT 2011

Better news -- I have got my input file down to 1.1Mb and still get
the error, if anyone wants to see it. Thanks.

On 25/03/11 17:17, James Turner wrote:
> I'm getting a segmentation fault with no traceback from my Python
> script, even after upgrading to the latest stable NumPy 1.5.1 and
> SciPy 0.9.0. I have managed to whittle the code down to 30 lines
> of Python in a single file that still reproduces the error, with
> only NumPy, SciPy and PyFITS as dependencies (previously there was
> a whole chain of PyRAF scripts). However, my test script still
> requires a 109Mb input file.
> Would someone mind pointing me in the right direction either to
> report this properly or troubleshoot it further, please? Should I
> make a Trac ticket on the SciPy developers' page? I can put the
> input file on an sftp server if that helps (and perhaps reduce it
> to 40Mb). I have figured out how to run gdb on my script (thanks
> to STScI) and am pasting the output from "run" and "where" below,
> but my familiarity with the debugger is otherwise very limited.
> As you can see from gdb, the crash occurs in numpy, but I suspect
> the cause of the problem may be the array that is produced at the
> previous line by interp.splev(). Printing **des in gdb shows some
> funny characters and an apparently-huge reference count, but I
> don't really know what I'm doing / looking for.
> Thanks a lot!
> James.
> [... inline attachements removed ...]
James E.H. Turner
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