[Numpy-discussion] getting numPy happening for sciPy
Mon Jul 23 05:50:24 CDT 2007
I'm pretty new to Python, picking it up recently in order to begin to
experiment with Csound / Python interconnectivity (generating scores,
GUI elements, using Vpython to model mechanical "systems"... that sort
Have so far written about 500 lines of Python code (over the last few
weeks) to do various housekeeping of of my Csound .sco's & beginning to
play with some Python / Csound score generative stuff. Sowhen it comes
to Python i'm a novice, but with some grasp of the basics.
Anyway, I wanted to "beef up" my python arsenal with some of the SciPY
stuff - initially a wider & more solid range of random number
generators, histograms & statistical packages etc.
So it is with some regret that i see at present that it is not possible
to build SciPy on top of the standard "out the box" NumPy installation?
I am not an experienced programmer, so the idea of building NumPy from
the "bleeding edge" repository is beyond my capability, as there appears
to be no specific instructions for how to do this (that don't assume you
have some degree of experience at what your doing anyway.. )
So I guess my question is
1) can i get an idiots guide to what's required to get the current NumPy
installation happening in order to host SciPy on top of it?
2) if 1) involves a whole lot of faffing about & acquiring a whole heap
of new skill set (that only really has limited long term relevance to
me, & isn't likely to stick in my head very long anyway) - how long do I
have to wait before i can just run a new NumPy installer, followed by a
SciPy installer, & get the full kit & kaboodle happening?
Regrettably, I'm on Win XP.
Thanks for any help or advice. Can't imaging i'll be having too much of
a contribution to this community, but will be interested to see what
sort of topics float through the NumPY world....
Tim - Adelaide, Australia.
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