[Numpy-discussion] Making a minimalist NumPy

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar@fas.harvard....
Sun Nov 4 14:51:27 CST 2007


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NumPy is included in the OLPC operating system, which is very constrained in
space.  Therefore, it would be nice to remove some subpackages to save a few
megabytes.  For example, the system does not include any Fortran code or
compiler, so f2py (3.6 MB) seems superfluous.  I also think the distutils
subpackage (1.9M) is probably not necessary.  Therefore, I have two questions.

1. Which packages do you think are necessary to have a functioning NumPy?

2. What is the easiest way to make (or get) a minimal NumPy installation?  For
example, would the scons/autoconf branch make this easier?

- --Ben Schwartz
OLPC volunteer
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