Request to advise error for python.

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Thu Oct 21 10:33:46 EDT 2021

On 2021-10-21, Mats Wichmann <mats at> wrote:

> There are some nuances.  If you are on a Linux system, Python is a 
> system program and you don't want to try to install into system 
> locations (you'll run into permission problems anyway), so trying a user 
> install is useful.  So:
> pip install --user numpy
> In fact, if you're on a Linux system you *may* prefer to install the 
> packaged versions - use the appropriate package manager commands.

Not all systems have a 'pip' executable. If a 'pip' exectuable does
exist, it might not be the same version as your defualt python
executable. It's usually a better idea to do it this way:

 $ python -m pip install --user numpy

That said, if you're on Linux system, you're almostg always better off
using your distro's package manger to install numpy.


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