[SciPy-User] Help installing scipy

Barris, Wes Wes.Barris@cobb-vantress....
Mon Nov 28 11:19:30 CST 2011

I have a new CentOS 6 (64-bit) system.  It is running the latest
rpm version of python:


I have also installed numpy:

rpm -qa | fgrep numpy

I have downloaded the latest software source of scipy and am
trying to install it.  When I run the first command I get an error:

python setup.py build
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "setup.py", line 196, in <module>
  File "setup.py", line 147, in setup_package
    from numpy.distutils.core import setup
ImportError: No module named distutils.core

I don't know anything about python so I am not sure what is supposed
to provide this module or where to look for it.

python -c 'from numpy.f2py.diagnose import run; run()'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named f2py.diagnose

python -c 'import os,sys;print os.name,sys.platform'
posix linux2

uname -a
Linux cvirdlux01.tyson.com 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 27 19:49:27 BST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Wes Barris

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