[SciPy-dev] building binary installers

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Sun Sep 14 22:36:00 CDT 2008


Nathan Bell wrote:
>
> I'll give that a try.  From the Windows installation documentation[1]
> it seems that Cygwin is the way to go.  Is that still true?

Not really. Cygwin is mandatory to build ATLAS, but numpy/scipy do not
need cygwin, only mingw (which is a port of gcc to windows, using the
win32 API and the MS C runtime; on the contrary, cygwin is the full GNU
runtime, with glibc and co, and is not 'windows native').

David


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