I tried to install the pandas Python library a while ago using easy_install/pip and I hit some roadblocks when it came to installing all the dependencies. So I tried it again, but this time I tried to install most of the required packages from source. Here are my notes, hopefully they’ll be useful to somebody out there.
It wasn’t a truly heinous effort, but a lot less clean than I expected. Like Grig, HDF5 and PyTables were the worst, being the only ones I couldn’t pip my way through. However, I already had gfortran installed.
I’m really looking forward to putting pandas to the test, but this exercise makes using something like the Enthought Python Edition really attractive.