I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use python 3.4 side by side with python 2.7.
The installation of python 3.4 worked properly. However, I cannot install the numpy package for python 3 (and as a consequence I can't install scipy, pandas etc.).
sudo pip3 install numpy
spits out the following error:
File "numpy/core/setup.py", line 289, in check_types "Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need to " SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need to install python-dev|python-devel.
Btw, I already have python-dev installed.
Moreover, installing numpy via
sudo apt-get install python-numpy
does not work either since I already installed numpy for python 2.7 and the installer responds that numpy is already up to date.
What can I do? Thanks!
You have not installed the Python 3 development package. Install
The main package never includes the development headers; Debian (and by extension Ubuntu) package policy is to put those into a separate
-devpackage. To install
numpyhowever, you need these files to be able to compile the extension.