[Numpy-discussion] Win32 installer: please test it
Mon Apr 14 16:37:22 CDT 2008
The installer requires 2.5 but that is not explicitly stated. Given
that numpy and scipy technically require Python 2.3 as a minimum, the
installer should support Python 2.3 and Python 2.4. Otherwise, it
needs to clearly state that Python 2.5 is a must.
I did install Python 2.5.2 on my WIndows XP AMD Athlon XP 2100+ system
and all the tests passed.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Jarrod Millman <email@example.com> wrote:
> David Cournapeau has prepared a new win32 installer, which is aimed at
> solving the recurring problem of non working atlas on different sets
> of CPU. This installer simply checks which cpu you have, and installs
> the appropriate numpy accordingly (without atlas if your cpu is not
> supported). Windows users, please test the installer, and report
> problems with it; we hope to use this scheme for all numpy and scipy
> installers in the future.
> Download from here:
> Technical details:
> - ATLAS is 3.8.0, and built with cygwin. Built on Core 2 duo for
> SSE3, pentium 4 xeon for SSE2.
> - BLAS/LAPACK are built with mingw.
> - only SSE3 and SSE2 are supported. If you don't have at least sse2,
> it will not use ATLAS, but netlib blas/lapack instead.
> - the numpy installers are prepared with build_wininst for each
> different supported architecture
> - the numpy installers are then bundled in another installer, based on nsis.
> - Nsis is an open source installer, based on a small scripting
> language, and is extensible by plug-ins. I wrote a plug-in to detect
> the cpu type, and the installer will simply execute a different numpy
> installer depending on the cpu.
> Jarrod Millman
> Computational Infrastructure for Research Labs
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