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Installing numpy and scipy in Python3.2 virtualenv

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:07:58 -0300

Both numpy and scipy fail to install with pip or easy_install when you use
Python 3.2 and virtualenv.

The numpy bug here - http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1857 - is 8 months
old, and is fixed in release 2 of numpy which appears to be about 50%
complete.  In other words, this doesn't seem to be a big priority for numpy
and scipy.

Fortunately, all is not lost.  If you download the source packages you can do
a normal, manual install, using the virtualenv python.

In other words:

  virtualenv -p python3.2 env
  [creates env directory]
  source env/bin/activate
  which python
  [you will see the virtualenv python]
  wget http://....numpy.tgz
  tar xvfz numpy.tgz
  cd numpy
  python setup.py
  ...
  [and repeat for scipy]

where I am using simplified files names.

Andrew

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