[SciPy-dev] Restructuring of SciPy

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Sat Aug 20 13:32:44 CDT 2005


> I think the biggest obstacle to scipy in its current form is that many 
> users find it hard to install. Yes, some of you may have no problems, 
> but I've run into many that have (and some of them are pretty 
> experienced at doing installations). It is essential that whatever the 
> core is, it be an easy install for the vast majority of users. I think 
> Travis is on the right track here. My only variance is that I wouldn't 
> object to including more popular modules in the core distribution *so 
> long as they are easy installs on all popular platforms*. Anything 
> that isn't shouldn't be in the core.


Yes, scipy_core will be easy to install (right now that translates to no 
Fortran code).  That is a very important goal.  I won't be happy if 
people do not find scipy_core to be a useful and better replacement for 
Numeric and numarray.

-Travis




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