[Numpy-discussion] Numpy 1.5.1 - Mac - with Activestate Python 3

Sebastian Haase seb.haase at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 04:06:16 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 3:32 AM, Chris Barker <Chris.Barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> On 1/12/2011 12:57 PM, David Cortesi wrote:
>> I have installed ActiveState's Python 3 packages on Mac OS X 10.6.6.
>> When I run the Mac OS installer it shows all disks as ineligible and
>> the error message, "numpy 1.5.1 can't be installed on this disk. numpy
>> requires System Python 2.6 to install."
> Sorry, that is is a bad error message. What I'm pretty sure it means to
> say is:
> "numpy requires the Python 2.6 binary from python.org "
> I looked at this error message ages ago, and It's less trivial to fix
> that you'd think -- but I thought it had been fixed.
>> What can I do to persuade numpy to install? Must I build it from source
>> to get it to use Python 3?
> You *may* need the python.org binary, rather than ActiveState, but it
> looks like you're trying to install a numpy binary for 2.6 -- that's not
> going to work on 3.* -- look for a binary for 3.* -- I'm not sure it
> exists, though.
> NOTE: if you're still confused, tell us exactly what file you are trying
> to install from, and where you downloaded it from.
> -Chris
Hi David,

the simple answer you might be looking for is:
it's easier to stay with Python 2.x for a while...
Can you deinstall the ActiveState 3 version ?

- Sebastian Haase

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