[Numpy-discussion] numpy issues at startup

Turner, Todd J Civ USAF AFMC AFRL/RXLMP Todd.Turner at wpafb.af.mil
Tue Jun 2 14:35:47 EDT 2009

All right, here goes...

>>> print numpy.__file__

[turnertj at daneel numpy]$ ls
add_newdocs.py  ctypeslib.pyc  dual.py  _import_tools.py  lib        numarray    setup.py   tests
core            distutils      f2py     __init__.py       linalg     oldnumeric  setup.pyc  version.py
ctypeslib.py    doc            fft      __init__.pyc      matlib.py  random      testing    version.pyc

-----Original Message-----
From: numpy-discussion-bounces at scipy.org [mailto:numpy-discussion-bounces at scipy.org] On Behalf Of Robert Kern
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 2:24 PM
To: Discussion of Numerical Python
Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] numpy issues at startup

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 13:19, Turner, Todd J Civ USAF AFMC AFRL/RXLMP
<Todd.Turner at wpafb.af.mil> wrote:
> I’m having some numpy problems when using the package with Python.  My admin
> installed numpy for me and we think it’s installed right.  When I’m in
> python and type ‘import numpy’ I get the “Running numpy from source
> directory”. It doesn’t matter which directory I launch python out of, it
> always gives me the same errors and then can’t do anything simple like
> numpy.ones() or any other routine.  Any ideas?  Do I have a path variable
> set wrong?

Please do the following:

$ python
>>> import numpy
>>> print numpy.__file__

That should show you where the numpy on your sys.path is. Double-check
that it is in the place you think it is. If so, move to that directory
(e.g. /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/) and show us what is in

$ cd /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/
$ ls

Robert Kern

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