Scipy install

Robert Kern rkern at
Wed Aug 25 15:43:54 EDT 2004

Maarten van Reeuwijk wrote:
> I am trying to install scipy on an SGI Altix 3700 system, but I cannot
> convince the distutils installer that BLAS and LAPACK are already there and
> that I don't need ATLAS because everything's optimized already. I tried
> modifying the site.cfg to tell where the libraries are located:
> ...
> [lapack]
> library_dirs = /usr/local/opt/scs_beta/lib
> lapack_libs = scs
> [lapack_src]
> # src_dirs = ..
> [blas]
> library_dirs = /usr/local/opt/scs_beta/lib
> blas_libs = scs
> ...
> The installer complains that it cannot locate the sources, but I only want
> scipy to use the libraries. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Ask on scipy-users and provide the full output from running
"python", please.

> TIA, Maarten

Robert Kern
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