[Numpy-discussion] Any plans for windows 64-bit installer for 1.7?

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Mon Feb 4 19:14:01 CST 2013


Hi,

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>> >> MSVC + Intel Fortran + MKL, yes. But those aren't free. So how can you
>>> >> provide an Amazon image for those?
>>> >
>>> > You can make an image that is not public, I guess.   I suppose anyone
>>> > who uses the image would have to have their own licenses for the Intel
>>> > stuff?   Does anyone have experience of this?
>>>
>>> You need to purchase one license per developer:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-math-kernel-library-licensing-faq#eula1
>>>
>>
>> I think 64 bits on windows is best pushed off to 1.7.1 or 1.8. It would be a
>> bit much to get it implemented in the next week or two.
>
> The problem with not providing these binaries is that they are at the
> bottom of everyone's stack, so a delay in numpy holds everyone back.
>
> I can't find completely convincing stats, but it looks as though 64
> bit windows 7 is now the most common version of Windows, at least for
> Gamers [1] around now, and it was getting that way for everyone in
> 2010 [2].
>
> It don't think it reflects well on on us that we don't appear to
> support 64 bits out of the box; just for example, R already has a 32
> bit / 64 bit installer.
>
> If I understand correctly, the options for doing this right now are:
>
> 1) Minimal cost in time : ask Christophe nicely whether we can
> distribute his binaries via the Numpy page
> 2) Small cost in time / money : pay for licenses for Ondrej or me or
> someone to install the dependencies on my Berkeley machine / an Amazon
> image.

David - obviously if you were willing to do this - that would be far
preferable to me stumbling along.  Can provide machine and beer IOUs.

Cheers,

Matthew


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