I'm trying to install numpy on a Red Hat (RHEL6) 64-bit linux machine that has Python 2.7. I downloaded and untar'd numpy 1.6.2 from Sourceforge, and I did the following commands in the numpy-1.6.2 folder:
python ./setup.py build
sudo python ./setup.py install #without sudo, this gives a permissions error.
ImportError: No module named numpy
sudo yum install [numpy precompiled binary url].rpm
I gave up on using RedHat, and I installed Ubuntu in a VM. It was a one-liner using
Not an ideal solution to the question at hand, but I just didn't want to spend any more time chasing down a solution for RedHat.