I'm installing software on Ubuntu 11.0.4 (in a Virtual Box VM running under OS X Lion) and my standard test is
matplotlib. To begin with, Ubuntu 11.0 has
pythonbut does not have
numpy. So, let's start there.
I found build instructions here, but didn't actually follow them. Instead, I took their advice and used
apt-get. While I was still thinking I would build everything I did:
And then I went after BLAS, and LAPACK. Based on the library name on this page, I did:
And using the library name from this page, I did:
Then, I just did:
And, amazingly enough, it works:
And now it gets tcl8.5
What else to do for matplotlib?
We'll try the example from here, and we get a png in the right place, which I just double click and get the graphic at the top. Here is the whole Desktop:
I really can't take any credit for this. I am
[ UPDATE: Did the same
apt-getfor scipy and the test at the bottom of this post works too! ]