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Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by jamesapp, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    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


    Mar 8, 2007
    Cambridge, MA
    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


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Double click it.

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