[Numpy-discussion] Problems building numpy
Fri Jul 13 17:37:52 CDT 2007
> I am using Windows XP SP2, with latest Cygwin and I'm trying to follow
> the instructions on the wiki.
> Firstly, is what I'm trying possible? On the Installing Scipy/Windows
> page it says MinGW gcc and g77 are best supported, but also says to
> build against binary Python download you need to use MSVC.
With python 2.5, you can build extensions with MinGW. I haven't tried to
build numpy though.
> So can I do what I am trying to do (build numpy/scipy on
> windows using cygwin without MSVC installed) against the downloaded
> Python distribution?
CygWin is NOT the same as MinGW. They both are gcc, but IIUC, cygwin
builds against the cygwin unix-like standard libs, and MinGW builds
against the system libs -- so only MinGW can link with a Python build
I can't help you with MinGW and either g77 or BLAS/LAPACK though.
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