[SciPy-user] ANN: EPD - Enthought Python Distribution released

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Tue Apr 22 02:33:58 CDT 2008


On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 08:51:22AM +0200, Stef Mientki wrote:
> Could someone tell me the difference between EPD and ETS ?
> If I look at the summary, I see
>   EPD = ETS + 10 other packages,
> but 8 of the 10 other packages are already in ETS ???

ETS is a bunch of code, libraries if you want. It is released under BSD
license and is really code, nothing else.

EPD is a set of binaries, a distribution. It actually contains much more
than ETS, with numpy, scipy, matplotlib, vtk, pytables, ipython, and much
more. 

The two differences are that ETS is source code, where EPD is a
distribution. ETS is indeed available as some binary eggs, but clearly
its value is not there, where the value of EPD is in the fact that is is
a consistent set of binary packages. The other difference is that EPD
contains much more than ETS.

I hope this answers your question.

Gaël


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