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

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Tue Feb 5 12:48:02 CST 2013


Hi,

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 6:03 AM, Jonathan T. Niehof <jniehof@lanl.gov> wrote:
> On 02/04/2013 06:09 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> OTOH, so far it's been an *excellent* excuse for those of us further up
> the stack not to make a 64-bit binary. It sounds like we're completely
> out of luck on 64-bit Windows with free tools? So the rest of the
> community is going to face shelling out for compiler licenses as well?

Normally you'd only need the free (as in beer) MS C compilers.  You'd
need a (possibly free) MKL license if you wanted to link against an
optimized blas / lapack (it seems), and you'd need to use the Intel
ifort compiler if you had fortran code in there (I think).

Cheers,

Matthew


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