I followed the rules here to install basemap step by step. But error occured at last.
When I typed the command: python setup.py, an erorr appears as follows:
gddxz@ubuntu:~/Downloads/basemap-1.0.7$ python setup.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 92, in <module>
if sys.argv not in ['sdist','clean']:
IndexError: list index out of range
The problem is that this command requires at least one parameter. According to the instructions you should execute
python setup.py install.