[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 16:18:08 CDT 2006


Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 03:39:39PM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
>>> Bryce, you shouldn't support any specific distro or processor. If it is 
>>> a source package that can be built with make or distutils or scons, then 
>>> any distro can easily incorporate it.
> 
>> Well those already exist. That's not what people are asking for here.
> 
> I think there needs to be some small, well separated source packages,
> for instance one for Trait, one for Envisage, on for Mayavi, and a
> demand from users to distro maintainers to have these packages added to
> the distros.

But we're not talking about the enthought package 
(http://code.enthought.com/ets/) in this thread, but rather Enthon 
(http://code.enthought.com/enthon/).

In this thread, people definitely *are* asking for Linux binaries for the 
packages that are included in Enthon. All of these packages (perhaps aside from 
the enthought package) have very nice source distributions that will build from 
source on any Linux distribution you care to name.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco


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