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...


4. des.. 2010 15.04 "Ralf Gommers" <>:

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:47 PM, Fabian Pedregosa <> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec ...

I would prefer to just document the gcc_select solution, since it solves the problem at hand.

> On the other hand, as installing on macports is not that trivial, I
> strongly feel that a sub...

The most up-to-date instructions are at, so those should be updated as well. That said, if a "Macports" section is added there should be a strong disclaimer that it is *not* the recommended way to install numpy/scipy. A good portion of the build problems reported on these lists are related to Fortran on OS X, and a specific gfortran build at is recommended for a reason. If a user really wants to use Macports some notes in the docs may help, but let's not give the impression that it's a good/default option for a new user.


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