On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 5:28 AM, Ralf Gommers <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Paul Anton Letnes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Mabe I am wrong somehow, but in my experience the easiest install of scipy is 'port install py26-scipy'. For new users, I do not see why one would recommend to build manually from source? Macports can do it for you, automagically...Well, by far the easiest method is to just grab a binary installer. The other choices you have are build from source, or try to use Macports/Fink/Homebrew/easy_install/pip/buildout-recipe/<your-favorite-solution-here>. Those all rely on source builds as well, they're just hiding the details. Which makes things way more confusing when something goes wrong.
About Macports specifically, I haven't tried in a few years but certainly don't remember things always working out of the box. And AFAIK Homebrew is a replacement for Macports for many people because the latter was issues.