[Numpy-discussion] Win64 build?

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Sun Dec 14 22:26:03 CST 2008


Christian Heimes wrote:
> David Cournapeau schrieb:
>   
>> Do you only need numpy or also scipy ? If you only need numpy, it is
>> relatively straightforward because you don't need BLAS/LAPACK nor any
>> fortran compiler. You should use the Visual Studio compiler, though: VS
>> 2005 for python 2.5 or VS 2008 for python 2.6 - mingw does not work well
>> yet for 64 bits.
>>     
>
> The offical Windows builds of Python 2.5 are created with Visual C 7.1
> (also known as VS2003). You can compile an extension with VS 2005 but
> that will cause trouble.
>   

Hm, I may have got confused between the IDE and the compiler version.
VS2003 cannot build 64 bits binaries, right ? So you need the
Platform/Windows SDK - which corresponds to the compiler version 14 (VS
2005) and not 13 (VS 2003), right ?

cheers,

David


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