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14.2 > Development > numpy-legacy3 (1.8.2)

NumPy is a general-purpose array-processing package designed to
efficiently manipulate large multi-dimensional arrays of arbitrary
records without sacrificing too much speed for small multi-dimensional
arrays. NumPy is built on the Numeric code base and adds features
introduced by numarray as well as an extended C-API and the ability to
create arrays of arbitrary type which also makes NumPy suitable for
interfacing with general-purpose data-base applications.

There are also basic facilities for discrete fourier transform, basic
linear algebra and random number generation.

If you need to build numpy for debugging, set DEBUG=y. If you use
software which is having problems with numpy's new relaxed strides
checking, set NPY_RSC=0.

It is highly recommended to install libraries implementing BLAS and
LAPACK before installing numpy. You may choose between:
a) BLAS and LAPACK (reference but unoptimized and thus slow)
b) OpenBLAS (optimized, provides LAPACK too)
c) ATLAS and LAPACK (optimized), good to read README.ATLAS
All these are available on

If you want to use the UMFPACK library instead of SuperLU to solve
unsymmetric sparse linear systems, then run this Slackbuild with
NO_UMFPACK set to "no" and then install scikit-umfpack on top of
scipy. In this context, UMFPACK is an optional dependency for
numpy. Nevertheless, note that presently scikit-umfpack is not
available on while its dependencies are.

NOTE: If you use this SlackBuild numpy will run with the python 3
version installed on your system. If you'd like to use python
2.7.xx as provided by Slackware Linux then you have to install
it with the numpy-legacy SlackBuild.

IMPORTANT: This version, 1.8.2, is the latest to include the oldnumeric
and numarray compatibility modules. Starting with version
1.9.0 these modules got removed by the numpy developers.
THUS: This SlackBuild conflicts with the numpy3 SlackBuild
which installs versions >= 1.9.0!

This requires: python3

Maintained by: Serban Udrea
Keywords: python,scientific computing,array,matrix,mathematical functions,Fortran wrapper,academic
ChangeLog: numpy-legacy3


Source Downloads:
numpy-1.8.2.tar.gz (dd8eece8f6fda3a13836de4adbafb0cb)

Download SlackBuild:
numpy-legacy3.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

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