[Numpy-discussion] Sources more confusing in Python

Steve Waterbury waterbug@pangalactic...
Sun Apr 7 16:34:57 CDT 2013


On 04/07/2013 05:30 PM, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Steve Waterbury
> <waterbug@pangalactic.us> wrote:
>> On 04/07/2013 05:02 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Daπid <davidmenhur@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 7 April 2013 16:53, Happyman <bahtiyor_zohidov@mail.ru> wrote:
>>>
>>>> $pip install numpy # to install package "numpy"
>>>
>>> as a warning, last I checked pip did not support binary installs  ...
>>
>> Guess you didn't check very recently ;) -- pip does indeed
>> support binary installs.
>
> Binary install in this case means, downloading a pre-built package
> containing .so/.dll files -- very useful if you don't have a working C
> compiler environment on the system you're installing onto.

Point taken -- just didn't want pip to be sold short.
I'm one of those spoiled Linux people, obviously ... ;)

Steve


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