Getting numpy started

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Getting numpy started

Postby phys251 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:43 am

Hi all, I just downloaded and installed numpy. I'm trying to learn how to use it. But for now, I can't even get it up and running in Python. Here is the error message that I get:

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>>> from numpy import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
    from numpy import *
ImportError: No module named 'numpy'
>>>


(yes, I'm trying this from the shell before I code it into a program).

How do I get it to work? Is it some issue with the program paths, and if so, how do I resolve this?
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Re: Getting numpy started

Postby micseydel » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:02 am

Assuming you did successfully install numpy, it looks like it's installed for a different version of Python. What versions do you have installed?
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Re: Getting numpy started

Postby phys251 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:54 am

2.7 and 3.3. I'm having this problem with both versions.

To tell the truth, I'm just really confused as to how to get numpy set up. I cannot figure out the directions. Can you please give me a simple, clear guide to setting it up?
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Re: Getting numpy started

Postby micseydel » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:06 am

How did you install the numpy you did? What OS are you using?

phys251 wrote:To tell the truth, I'm just really confused as to how to get numpy set up. I cannot figure out the directions. Can you please give me a simple, clear guide to setting it up?

If I could, I'd do it in a heartbeat, but honestly, when I had the experience of it being difficult to set things up, I just painstakingly went through the process each time until I was good at it for my own system. What we'll go through that might fix it is your first step in that direction.
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Re: Getting numpy started

Postby phys251 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:54 am

I honestly don't know what you mean by this. I have downloaded a few packages of numpy--Spyder, Python xy--and I have yet to be able to do anything productive with them.

I just want to be able to click on IDLE, or some equivalent Python-compatible program, type "from numpy import *", and BOOM, I'm ready to go. I really have no idea what I'm doing. For me, simple = GOOD and complicated = BAD.

EDIT: Spyder looks like what I need. Alright, I think I may be on my way.
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