For example I want to install the latest version of "numpy". I type the following: "sudo apt-get install python-numpy". When I type this the first time it installs something and if I type this the second time it writes that I have already the latest version of numpy.

However, I see that my version of numpy is 1.1.1. and I know that it NOT the latest version. Why it happens and how this problem can be solved?

I can find the *tar.gz file with the latest version, I can extract files with the archive and than I need to rune one of the scripts which will be somewhere among the extracted files. But I do not like this way. It is too complicated. I do not know where I should put all these files, I do not know which dependencies I should install before I run the script for the installation of numpy, I do not know where numpy will be put after installation and so on.

Is there an easy way to get the latest version of numpy?

`bdist rpm`

(also don't forget to specify the correct fortran compiler), and tweak the package name in the`setup.py`

) option to`setup.py`

, then converting the rpm to deb with`alien`

. Then installing the`deb`

. This will get You latest numpy with You distribution understanding it correctly. – Adobe Jan 9 '13 at 13:06