[Numpy-discussion] Sources more confusing in Python

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Sun Apr 7 16:45:09 CDT 2013


On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Steve Waterbury <waterbug@pangalactic.us> wrote:
> 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 ... ;)

However, pip is really awful on Windows.

If you have a virtualenv and you use --upgrade, it wants to upgrade all
package dependencies (!), but it doesn't know how (with numpy and scipy).

(easy_install was so much nicer.)

Josef

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