Pim Pim - 7 months ago 490
Python Question

pip fails to install numpy error code 1

I'm trying to install numpy using pip. When I type

pip install numpy
in the command prompt it goes to work but won't install the file and returns an error code
1
. I am using windows 8 64-Bit and python 2.7.This is the final bit of the error message

Cleaning up...

Removing temporary dir c:\users\pim\appdata\local\temp\pip_build_Pim...
Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in c:\users\pim\appdata\local\temp\pip_build_Pim\numpy

Exception information:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pip-1.4.1-py2.7.egg\pip\basecommand.py", line 134, in main
status = self.run(options, args)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pip-1.4.1-py2.7.egg\pip\commands\install.py", line 236, in run
requirement_set.prepare_files(finder, force_root_egg_info=self.bundle, bundle=self.bundle)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pip-1.4.1-py2.7.egg\pip\req.py", line 1134, in prepare_files
req_to_install.run_egg_info()
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pip-1.4.1-py2.7.egg\pip\req.py", line 259, in run_egg_info
command_desc='python setup.py egg_info')
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pip-1.4.1-py2.7.egg\pip\util.py", line 670, in call_subprocess
% (command_desc, proc.returncode, cwd))
InstallationError: Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in c:\users\pim\appdata\local\temp\pip_build_Pim\numpy

Answer

Installing extension modules can be an issue with pip. This is why conda exists. conda is an open-source BSD-licensed cross-platform package manager. It can easily install NumPy.

Two options:

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