[Numpy-discussion] [PATCH] gfortran under macports

Paul Anton Letnes paul.anton.letnes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 02:58:57 EST 2010

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,


4. des.. 2010 15.04 "Ralf Gommers" <ralf.gommers at googlemail.com>:

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:47 PM, Fabian Pedregosa <fabian.pedregosa at inria.fr>
> 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
http://www.scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/Mac_OS_X, 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
http://r.research.att.com/tools/ 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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