[Numpy-discussion] numpy for Python 3?

Richard D. Moores rdmoores@gmail....
Mon Jul 19 13:17:11 CDT 2010


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 09:00, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:53, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 07:48, Robin <robince@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Matthieu Brucher
>>> <matthieu.brucher@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm afraid that if you don't know if you have a compiler, you don't
>>>> have one. This also means you will not be able to compile Numpy, as
>>>> the official compiler is no longer available.
>>>
>>> Is this the VS 2008 Express Edition? I saw something posted a while
>>> ago about how it was no longer available, but I think it was a mistake
>>> as it still seems to be easily available from:
>>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/#2008-All
>>
>> Would Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition have the C compiler? I know
>> some visual basic and wouldn't mine having this limited version of
>> 2008.
>
> You need Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition. Visual Basic 2008 Express
> Edition is just a component of Visual Studio and does not have the C
> compiler. Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is probably sufficient,

You mean it probably has the C compiler. If it does, I'd just as soon
not install any more of VS. And if it does, does that mean that the
setup.py in question would find it?

> but
> I recommend getting the whole Visual Studio if you can afford the time
> and disk space.

Because you think VS is a good application -- quite apart from its
being a source of a C compiler?

Dick


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