[SciPy-dev] old web site front page
schofield at ftw.at
Wed Dec 21 11:56:16 CST 2005
On 21/12/2005, at 2:29 PM, Joe Harrington wrote:
> Please comment, and also say if you disagree
> that a more detailed notice on the scipy.org site is a good thing.
I agree this is a good idea. Well done for the initiative!
> If you are new to SciPy, there are several reasonable paths to take,
> depending on your circumstances:
> 1. If you can wait until the Spring of 2006, the new package, binary
> installers, and its basic documentation should be ready by then. This
> is the path of least resistance, and we recommend it!
I think we should be more enthusiastic about recommending that people
migrate now to the new SciPy. There are already binary packages for
Win32 and OS X. Discouraging potential users until an "official"
release is made seems counterproductive -- the more testing it gets
in the wild now, the better.
I'd suggest merging points 1 and 3 like this:
1. SciPy is still in 'beta' release status, but we encourage you to
try it out anyway. Source code and binary installers for a few
platforms are available from http://numeric.scipy.org. The final
release, due in Spring 2006, will be similar, but with more
documentation, binaries for more platforms, and more bug fixes.
2. If you must run an application that requires either old version of
the array extension to Python (Numeric or Numarray), go ahead and
install that version. The latest versions of both Numeric and
Numarray support importing and exporting SciPy Core arrays. They
will both be viable for some time to come.
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