How can I upgrade to a higher scipy (say 0.8.0) with a minimum amount of dependency hell?
I dug around a bit (quite a bit actually). Initially I tried installing enthoughts python (EPD 7.0) it all looks nice and selfcontained. Oddly enough though, one of the things I needed to run (spyder, check it out, brilliant IDE if your playing around with python in the natural sciences) would segfault. I wasn't able to find the problem (yet) so I had to move on. Then I tried what I should have done in the first place, namely choosing newer debian packages  turns out the dependencies aren't as frightening as I thought: installed natty's numpy and scipy and so far, all seems to work.
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