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Cannot install Scipy

Hi, I am currently unable to install Scipy in my virtualenv. I have tried building via pip, wheels (as per the stack overflow suggestion), and the default package manager, but none of them have worked. My error message is as follows:

c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus)

error: Command “c++ -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -fPIC -D__STDC_FORMAT_MACROS=1 -I/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c scipy/sparse/sparsetools/csr_wrap.cxx -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/scipy/sparse/sparsetools/csr_wrap.o” failed with exit status 4

I have the latest version of gcc as well as all of the scipy dependencies, so I am not sure what is causing this problem.

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I had the same problem, and I believe it’s because the scipy install runs out of ram. I followed digitalocean’s guide to adding a swap file and it worked afterwards: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-add-swap-on-ubuntu-12-04 <br> <br>I’d make the swap 1024 megs instead of 512 because I got close to running out.

Yup, the article below (travisirby’s answer) worked for me with the suggested 1024 megs of swap.