[SciPy-dev] Technology Previews and Sphinx Docstring Annotations

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Tue Nov 4 02:58:59 CST 2008


Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> 2008/11/4  <jh@physics.ucf.edu>:
>   
>> Numpy and scipy should never be places for experimentation.
>>     
>
> There is some agreement that scikits is the right place for
> experimentation, but unfortunately they aren't easy to install (Or,
> rather, the procedure isn't optimal or clear.  The problem requires
> both technical and marketing attention.).  It  means that the exposure
> of beta packages is currently very low, so we seldom get the feedback
> required in time.

Yes, that's a big problem for the scikits. But if we had a windows build
machine for automated binary build, it would largely alleviate the
problem, no ? Here is the main page for this on CRAN:

http://cran.r-project.org/

If we had the same system, such as you could simply upload your package
tarball, and it would give you back a windows installer (then available
on pypi), it would make installation quite smooth. Even smoother than
with scipy, actually, since you could release a binary at any point.

cheers,

David


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