I've been experimenting with an Amazon Ubuntu instance running 14.04 and am using python3-pandas package, which for this release is version 0.13.1, which is quite a ways behind the current version of 0.16.2. My question is how can I get a more recent version -- ideally using, 1) a package manager that figures out other dependencies and 2) using binary packages so I don't have to compile from source?
When I look at packages.ubuntu.com I see some of the proposed python3-pandas versions for future Ubuntu releases. For example wily uses 0.15.0 and I can get to source packages at this site.
I have also stumbled on binary packages at launchpad.net.
Here's what I've tried so far:
- I can download the .deb files from launchpad.net mentioned above and then try installing with
dpkg -i. This fails as expected because of missing dependencies. I could probably find those, download, and install as well, but seems like there should be a better way.
- The pandas site, gives the instructions
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pythonxy/pythonxy-devel && sudo apt-get update, followed by
sudo apt-get install python-pandas, but this doesn't seem to work. Kind of looks like the pythonxy ppa doesn't have a python3 version of pandas?
It seems like what I need to do is tell apt-get about the package repository that appears to exist at launchpad.net. But I can't seem to figure out how to do that.