[Numpy-discussion] Problems with numpy

Mustapha BOUIKHIF mustapha.bouikhif at idris.fr
Thu Feb 24 11:04:00 EST 2011

Hello all,

I am having problems with numpy (version 1.5.1)

when executing this command as root, evry thing is OK:
python -Wd -c 'import numpy; numpy.test()'

Running unit tests for numpy
NumPy version 1.5.1
NumPy is installed in /usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/numpy
Python version 2.6 (r26:66714, Nov  9 2010, 01:31:57) [GCC 4.3.4
[gcc-4_3-branch revision 152973]]
nose version 1.0.0

Ran 3006 tests in 14.088s


But as a normal user (non root), the same command show errors:

python -Wd -c 'import numpy; numpy.test()'
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
   File "/usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/numpy/__init__.py",
line 127, in <module>
     raise ImportError(msg)
ImportError: Error importing numpy: you should not try to import numpy
from its source directory; please exit the numpy source tree, and
relaunch your python intepreter from there.

Python 2.6
Linux  <machine>  x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
modules are in /usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/

Any help will be appreciated.


Mustapha Bouikhif

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