[Numpy-discussion] 1.8.0rc1

Daπid davidmenhur at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 06:11:12 EDT 2013

On 30 September 2013 17:17, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com>wrote:

> NumPy 1.8.0rc1 is up now on sourceforge<http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.8.0rc1/>.The binary builds are included except for Python 3.3 on windows, which
> will arrive later. Many thanks to Ralf for the binaries, and to those who
> found and fixed the bugs in the last beta. Any remaining bugs are all my
> fault ;) I hope this will be the last release before final, so please test
> it thoroughly.

I installed it with

# python setup.py install

But something is wrong there:

>>> import numpy as np
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/__init__.py", line 137, in
    import add_newdocs
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/add_newdocs.py", line 13,
in <module>
    from numpy.lib import add_newdoc
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/lib/__init__.py", line 4,
in <module>
    from type_check import *
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/lib/type_check.py", line
8, in <module>
    import numpy.core.numeric as _nx
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/__init__.py", line
45, in <module>
    from numpy.testing import Tester
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/__init__.py", line
10, in <module>
    import decorators as dec
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/decorators.py",
line 19, in <module>
    from numpy.testing.utils import \
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/utils.py", line
12, in <module>
    from .nosetester import import_nose
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/testing/nosetester.py",
line 12, in <module>
    from numpy.compat import basestring
ImportError: cannot import name basestring

I am using Python27 on Fedora 19.

$ gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 4.8.1 20130603 (Red Hat 4.8.1-1)
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