esw12345 esw12345 - 4 months ago 53
Python Question

Cannot install h5py

I'm trying to install h5py, but when I do

pip install h5py
or use
python install
from the source code, fatal error:

hdf5.h: No such file or directory.

Other posts mention to do
pip install libhdf5-dev
pip install libhdf5-serial-dev
to resolve this, but it says "no matching distribution found."

How can I install h5py? I am ssh'd into an Odyssey computer using the CentOS 6.5 version of the Linux. Also, I do not have sudo privileges. Thanks!


Your error is because you are missing the hdf5.h header, pip will not install the development headers, you need to install them using your package manager, on Centos it would be:

yum install hdf5-devel

If you look at the installation instrcutions:

Source installation on Linux and OS X

You need, via apt-get, yum or Homebrew:

Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, or 3.4 with development headers (python-dev or similar)

HDF5 1.8.4 or newer, shared library version with development headers (libhdf5-dev or similar)

NumPy 1.6.1 or later