I wanted to play with some python scripts which had dependency with those two and I couldn’t use the provided installer (didn’t work and don’t know why). So I had to compile it for myself, which is a pain in the ass… I actually couldn’t go trough with it.
But I found this shell script that does download, compile, install everything for you ! That saved my ass 🙂 . So in case you are in the same dilem (or in case I don’t remember about it in a few month :p ) here is the link for it : http://stronginference.com/scipy-superpack/