Christopher Barker wrote:
I know this has been discussed, but why doesn't numpy put its includes somewhere that distutils would know where to find it?
I think one answer is because distutils doesn't have defaults that play well with eggs. NumPy provides very nice extensions to distutils which will correctly add the include directories you need.
Look at any of the setup.py files for scipy for examples of how to use numpy.distutils. Once you convert your setup.py files to use numpy.distutils there really isn't any problem anymore about where numpy puts its include files and the benefit gained by being able to use versioned eggs is worth it.
Yes, the transition is a little messy (especially if the build is not using distutils at all). But, numpy.get_include() really helps mitigate that pain.
Thanks for the comments,