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Python on VSC

Some users require python versions, that differ from those on the system installed.

Python 2.7.5 on VSC-1

basic install

python install:


./configure --prefix=/opt/sw/python/2.7.5

setuptools for easy_install:

wget --no-check-certificate
/opt/sw/python/2.7.5/bin/python build 
/opt/sw/python/2.7.5/bin/python install --prefix=/opt/sw/python/2.7.5


export PATH=/opt/sw/python/2.7.5/bin:$PATH
export PYTHONPATH=/opt/sw/python/2.7.5


Installation of numpy with INTEL MKL libraries support on VSC

If you with to install numpy with MKL yourself, relevant files are:

For using already installed versions of numpy the PYTHONPATH variable in .bashr has to set to point to the right version; install directory is /opt/sw/numpy von all clusters:

export PYTHONPATH=/opt/sw/numpy/1.6.2/lib64/python2.4/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH


export PYTHONPATH=/opt/sw/numpy/1.7.0/lib64/python2.6/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH
Scipy with python2.7

Installation instructions from

python2.7 config --compiler=intelem --fcompiler=intelem build_clib --compiler=intelem --fcompiler=intelem build_ext \
--compiler=intelem --fcompiler=intelem install --prefix=/opt/sw/scipy/0.13.0b1


export PYTHONPATH=/opt/sw/scipy/0.13.0b1/lib/python2.7/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH
Pypar with impi- and python2.7
python2.7 install --prefix=/opt/sw/pypar/impi-


export PYTHONPATH=/opt/sw/pypar/impi-$PYTHONPATH
doku/python.txt · Last modified: 2013/08/29 08:15 (external edit)