How do I install numpy for python2.6?

When I installed the package python-numpy, it was installed in python2.7 (the default in Ubuntu), but not 2.6.

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If you have setuptools installed in your python2.6, you can just do

sudo easy_install2.6 numpy

which will pull the egg from pypi.python.org and will build and install it.

Alternetively, you can download .tar.gz file from here, unpack it and run

sudo python2.6 setup.py install

Due to the fact numpy contains code written in C, you will need build-essential and python-dev packages installed (the latter should be for Python 2.6)

See INSTALL.txt in the tarball for more details


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