[SciPy-User] wrong prerequisites statements on scipy.org

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sun Sep 18 06:18:16 CDT 2011


On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Xavier Gnata <xavier.gnata@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> http://www.scipy.org would state clearly which versions of python are
> supported by numpy and scipy.
>
> The front page says nothing about that and the faq statements are wrong:
> http://www.scipy.org/FAQ states that
>
> "NumPy requires the following software installed:
>
> 1. Python <http://www.python.org> 2.4.x or 2.5.x"
>

I updated this.

>
> This documentation issue is a big one when you try to ask people to
> switch to numpy/scipy.
>
> That's true. There is a lot of documentation like this however, and we rely
to a certain extent on the user community to keep documents like this
up-to-date.


> BTW, which version are supported? 2.6 and 2.7 for sure. 3.X works but is
> it official?
>

It is. Both numpy and scipy currently support Python 2.4 - 3.2.


> 2.4 or 2.5... I don't know. Ok it is easy to figure it out but the
> documentation should IMHO state that on its front page.
>
> I don't think this belongs on the scipy.org front page.

Ralf
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