I have updated the apt repository I maintain for Ubuntu's Dapper, which now includes:
numpy matplotlib scipy
Each package is from a recent SVN checkout and should thus be regarded as "bleeding edge". The repository has a new URL: http://debs.astraw.com/dapper/ I intend to keep this repository online for an extended duration. If you want to put this repository in your sources list, you need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:: deb http://debs.astraw.com/ dapper/ deb-src http://debs.astraw.com/ dapper/
I have not yet investigated the use of ATLAS in building or using the numpy binaries, and if performance is critical for you, please evaluate speed before using it. I intend to visit this issue, but I cannot say when.
The Debian source packages were generated using stdeb, [ http://stdeb.python-hosting.com/ ] a Python to Debian source package conversion utility I wrote. stdeb does not build packages that follow the Debian Python Policy, so the packages here may be slighly unusual compared to Python packages in the official Debian or Ubuntu repositiories. For example, example scripts do not get installed, and no documentation is installed. Future releases of stdeb may resolve these issues.
As always, feedback is very appreciated.