Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#2904 closed help (fixed)

Python on ARCHER: Iris not working

Reported by: kieranmrhunt Owned by: um_support
Component: ARCHER Keywords: python iris anaconda
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version:



I intend to use Iris to trim and convert some pp files before transferring them to an external server.

After using module load anaconda/python2-iris and then trying to import iris in a python script, I get the following traceback

File "/home/y07/y07/cse/anaconda/python2-iris/lib/python2.7/site-packages/scipy/linalg/", line 5, in <module>
    from .blas import get_blas_funcs
  File "/home/y07/y07/cse/anaconda/python2-iris/lib/python2.7/site-packages/scipy/linalg/", line 155, in <module>
    from scipy.linalg import _fblas
ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Am I missing another import or module? The documentation doesn't seem to be hugely helpful on this.


Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by dcase


Possibly this hasn't been installed properly, or has since been corrupted? If no-one suggests something smarter you could raise a ticket with the archer helpdesk (support@…) to get this re-installed, or IMO better, get your own anaconda (

If you want simple Iris functionality within python2.7 this afternoon, you could source the miniconda on my home dir source /home/n02/n02/dcase/miniconda2/bin/activate , which should allow you to run python -c 'import iris'

If there are permissions issues, let me know,

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dcase


I was just wondering whether you'd found a work-around for your problem?


comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by kieranmrhunt

Hi Dave,

Thanks for your reply - I opted for a miniconda env in the end; all works fine now.
Feel free to close this!


comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by dcase

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed


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