I have Blender 2.69 for Linux 64bit (using Ubuntu 13.10).
I followed the method detailed by @BNewmark to get SciPy working with Blender. I already had SciPy (version 0.13.2) for Python 3 installed from Ubuntu's repositories. The steps I followed were:
- Opened a terminal and entered
import scipy; print(scipy.__path__)which gave the output:
- Exitted Python and copied this directory to the site-packages directory (where NumPy was by default)
cp -r /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/scipy ~/blender-2.69-linux-glibc211-x86_64/2.69/python/lib/python3.3/site-packages/
- Opened Blender, opened a Python console window and entered
The error I got was:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "<blender_console>", line 1, in <module> File "/home/garrett/blender-2.69-linux-glibc211-x86_64/2.69/python/lib/python3.3/site-packages/scipy/__init__.py", line 77, in <module> from numpy import oldnumeric ImportError: cannot import name oldnumeric
This page talks about how NumPy is bundled with Blender (on Linux) and they show "the CMake install command that is used to get rid of extra files, reducing numpy's compressed size" which includes getting rid of oldnumeric.
I can import NumPy without problems. I also tried deleting Blender's bundled NumPy (version 1.8.1) and replacing it with my system's NumPy for Python 3.3 (version 1.8.0), which include oldnumeric, following similar steps as above. But then I couldn't import SciPy or NumPy, which both gave the error
ImportError: cannot import name multiarray.