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

Xavier Gnata xavier.gnata@gmail....
Sun Sep 18 09:14:19 CDT 2011


On 09/18/2011 01:18 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Xavier Gnata <xavier.gnata@gmail.com 
> <mailto: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.

thanks!
>
>
>     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.

Well, the documentation of the fairly basic numpy/scipy capabilities is 
good or even very good.
That is why was surprised to miss this basic prerequisites statement.
>
>     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.
>
ok. thanks for the clarification.

>     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 <http://scipy.org> front page.
>
ok. I think it should be on the front page of the numpy/scipy doc ;)

Xavier

> Ralf
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