On 30 September 2013 17:17, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
NumPy 1.8.0rc1 is up now on sourceforge .The binary builds are included except for Python 3.3 on windows, which will arrive later. Many thanks to Ralf for the binaries, and to those who found and fixed the bugs in the last beta. Any remaining bugs are all my fault ;) I hope this will be the last release before final, so please test it thoroughly.

I installed it with

# python setup.py install

But something is wrong there:

>>> import numpy as np
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/__init__.py", line 137, in <module>
    import add_newdocs
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/add_newdocs.py", line 13, in <module>
    from numpy.lib import add_newdoc
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/lib/__init__.py", line 4, in <module>
    from type_check import *
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/lib/type_check.py", line 8, in <module>
    import numpy.core.numeric as _nx
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/__init__.py", line 45, in <module>
    from numpy.testing import Tester
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/__init__.py", line 10, in <module>
    import decorators as dec
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/decorators.py", line 19, in <module>
    from numpy.testing.utils import \
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/utils.py", line 12, in <module>
    from .nosetester import import_nose
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/nosetester.py", line 12, in <module>
    from numpy.compat import basestring
ImportError: cannot import name basestring

I am using Python27 on Fedora 19.

$ gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 4.8.1 20130603 (Red Hat 4.8.1-1)