[SciPy-dev] wgnuplot.exe dependency in 0.3.2
pearu at scipy.org
Wed Nov 10 11:37:05 CST 2004
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Joe Cooper wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm working on the next revision of Enthon today, and it looks like
> wgnuplot.exe has been introduced as a dependency of SciPy on Windows without
> being documented anywhere. Someone else ran into this last month, but there
> were no responses.
> Here's the error:
> running install_data
> error: can't copy 'Lib\gplt\wgnuplot.exe': doesn't exist or not a regular
> A cursory glance at the setup code tells me that wgnuplot.exe doesn't have to
> be in Lib\ but it does have to exist in one of the other locations distutils
> is searching.
> Can I get a clarification on whether adding this dependency was intentional?
> I'd like to add it to the build instructions for Windows, if it will remain a
Unless windows users will speak up loudly, I would remove wgnuplot.exe
from scipy CVS repository. A source code repository is a wrong place to
save binary programs, especially if they are platform dependent.
> I'm happy to add it to Enthon, if it provides additional functionality that
> people are using, but I don't want to unnecessarily complicate the package
> with dozens of competing tools (it's already 90MB in size in the last
> version, and there's at least 10MB worth of new packages going into the next
> version, and no significant removals).
gplt requires gnuplot. So, if windows users use gplt, wgnuplot.exe should
be added to Enthon.
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