[Numpy-discussion] Possible solution to binary distributionproblems for numpy on linux?

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Mon Feb 12 19:48:44 CST 2007


Keith Goodman wrote:
> On 2/11/07, David Cournapeau <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
>> My impression is that binary distribution of numpy is a big problem for many
>> linux users, and that is entry barrier for many users (I may be wrong, that's just
>> an impression from the ML).
>
> Do all of the major GNU/Linux distributions have recent versions of NumPy?
>
> Debian Etch is at NumPy 1.0.1
I think debian has numpy now (I am not using debian on workstation 
anymore, so I am not really following), but what about new versions of 
numpy/scipy ? If I want to give some of my code to people in my lab who 
do not use the same distribution than me, can I give a 10 minutes 
instructions set to have everything ?

If you read the wiki for linux, you have all kind of information 
distribution specific, which demands some knowledge about compiler and 
co, etc... If opensuse build system works as I think it does, this would 
be kind of helpful. Particularly the rebuilding of packages when one of 
the dependency changed.

cheers,

David


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