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  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    I am reading a book about the python programming language.
    the book says that there is a numeric extension to the Python language called NumPy. I googled NumPy and found a site where i could download NumPy.
    I downloaded the disk image, and when i went to install it the installer had two options on where to install NumPy. I have partitioned my drive in order to be able to run Windows Vista, i am pretty sure that was one of the drive's that the installer was talking about. The installer wouldn't let me install to my Hard Drive, it said something like: You cannot install numpy 1.1.0 on this volume. numpy requires System Python 2.5 to install.
    as far as i know i have system python 2.5. so i am wondering why i can't install NumPy? I also downloaded a .tar file from the same site, it is platform independent, i am wondering how to extract a .tar file?
     
  2. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    To extract a tar file either

    1) Use the tar command in the terminal. Typing

    tar xf somefile.tar

    at the command line extracts the tar bundle to a file named somefile.

    2) Use /System/Library/CoreServices/Archive Utility.app. Double clicking the tar file in finder should extract this for you automatically.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Double click it.
     

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