[Numpy-discussion] question about numpy

Stefan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Tue Jun 19 04:45:00 EDT 2007

On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 05:06:42PM +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
> > Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 03:44:37PM -0400, David M. Cooke wrote:
> >>>> I meet a problem when I installed numpy. I installed numpy by the command
> >>>> "python setup.py install". Then I tested it by "python -c 'import numpy;
> >>>> numpy.test()'". But it doesn't work. There is an error message:
> >>>> "Running from numpy source directory.
> >>> ^ don't do that :)
> >>>
> >>> Instead, change out of the source directory, and rerun.
> >> Is there any reason why we can't make that work?
> >
> > We have to be able to bootstrap the build process somehow.
> >
> wouldn't it work with the upcoming new import semantics in python 2.6 ? 
> The problem is that you cannot make the difference between $PWD/numpy 
> and $PYTHONPATH/numpy, or is this more subtle ?

I think part of the problem is that the extensions are built into some
temporary directory (and I don't know of a way to query distutils for
its location), which must also appear on the path for the tests to
function properly.


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