Can't import Numpy in Python


I'm trying to write some code that uses Numpy. However, I can't import it:

Python 2.6.2 (r262, May 15 2009, 10:22:27) 
[GCC 3.4.2] on linux2
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>>> import numpy
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named numpy

I tried the suggestions in this question:

>>> import sys
>>> print sys.path
['', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/python2.6', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/python2.6/plat-linux2', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/python2.6/lib-tk', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/python2.6/lib-old', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload', '/usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/lib/python2.6/site-packages']

and I searched for files named numpy in that path:

$ find /usr/intel/pkgs/python/2.6.2/bin/python -iname numpy\*

But nothing came up.


  • Are there any other places in which Python modules are commonly installed?
  • How can I install numpy locally in my account, if it turns out that it isn't installed in the central areas?
5/23/2017 12:30:51 PM

Accepted Answer

Have you installed it?

On debian/ubuntu:

aptitude install python-numpy

On windows:

On other systems:

$ tar xfz numpy-n.m.tar.gz
$ cd numpy-n.m
$ python install
8/13/2009 4:50:53 PM

Your sys.path is kind of unusual, as each entry is prefixed with /usr/intel. I guess numpy is installed in the usual non-prefixed place, e.g. it. /usr/share/pyshared/numpy on my Ubuntu system.

Try find / -iname '*numpy*'

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