Newbie problem with Python pandas

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Sun Jan 6 18:32:29 CET 2013


In article <_dudnTfyxdvcLHTNnZ2dnUVZ_oCdnZ2d at giganews.com>,
 RueTheDay <nospam at nospam.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 06 Jan 2013 11:45:34 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:
> 
> > In article <_dudnTTyxduONXTNnZ2dnUVZ_oCdnZ2d at giganews.com>,
> >  RueTheDay <nospam at nospam.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Sun, 06 Jan 2013 08:05:59 -0800, Miki Tebeka wrote:
> >> 
> >> > On Sunday, January 6, 2013 5:57:17 AM UTC-8, RueTheDay wrote:
> >> >> I am getting the following error when running on Python 2.7 on
> >> >> Ubuntu 12.04:
> >> >> >>>>>>
> >> >> >>>>>>
> >> >> AttributeError: 'Series' object has no attribute 'str'
> >> > I would *guess* that  you have an older version of pandas on your
> >> > Linux machine.
> >> > Try "print(pd.__version__)" to see which version you have.
> >> > 
> >> > Also, trying asking over at
> >> > https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/pydata which is
> >> > more dedicated to pandas.
> >> 
> >> Thank you!  That was it.  I had 0.7 installed (the latest in the Ubuntu
> >> repository).  I downloaded and manually installed 0.10 and now it's
> >> working.  Coincidentally, this also fixed a problem I was having with
> >> running a matplotlib plot function against a pandas Data Frame (worked
> >> with some chart types but not others).
> >> 
> >> I'm starting to understand why people rely on easy_install and pip.
> >> Thanks again.
> > 
> > Yeah, Ubuntu is a bit of a mess when it comes to pandas and the things
> > it depends on.  Apt gets you numpy 1.4.1, which is really old.  Pandas
> > won't even install on top of it.
> > 
> > I've got pandas (and numpy, and scipy, and matplotlib) running on a
> > Ubuntu 12.04 box.  I installed everything with pip.  My problem at this
> > point, however, is I want to replicate that setup in EMR (Amazon's
> > Elastic Map-Reduce).  In theory, I could just run "pip install numpy" in
> > my mrjob.conf bootstrap, but it's a really long install process,
> > building a lot of stuff from source.  Not the kind of thing you want to
> > put in a bootstrap for an ephemeral instance.
> > 
> > Does anybody know where I can find a debian package for numpy 1.6?
> 
> Go here:
> 
> http://neuro.debian.net/index.html#how-to-use-this-repository
> 
> and add one their repositories to your sources.
> 
> Then you can do use apt-get to install ALL the latest packages on your 
> Ubuntu box - numpy, scipy, pandas, matplotlib, statsmodels, etc.
> 
> I wish I found this a few days ago.

Cool, thanks!  Really glad you're a few days ahead of me :-)



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