[Numpy-discussion] getting numPy happening for sciPy

Stefan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Mon Jul 23 08:50:00 EDT 2007

Hi Tim

On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 08:20:24PM +0930, Tim Mortimer wrote:
> I am not an experienced programmer, so the idea of building NumPy from 
> the "bleeding edge" repository is beyond my capability, as there appears 
> to be no specific instructions for how to do this (that don't assume you 
> have some degree of experience at what your doing anyway.. )
> So I guess my question is
> 1) can i get an idiots guide to what's required to get the current NumPy 
> installation happening in order to host SciPy on top of it?

One way is to use Enthoughts egg installer:


That way, you won't have linear algebra routines optimised
specifically for your platform, but you'll have a fully functional
numpy, scipy (and optionally matplotlib etc.) installation.


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