[Numpy-discussion] Newbie Question, Probability

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 15:43:28 CST 2006

Pierre GM wrote:
> On Thursday 21 December 2006 16:10, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> I much prefer to make SciPy an easy install for as many people as
>> possible and/or work on breaking up SciPy into modular components that
>> can be installed separately if needed.   
> Talking about that, what happened to these projects of  modular installation 
> of scipy ? Robert promised us last month to explain what went wrong with his 
> approach, but never had the time...

I created a module (scipy_subpackages.py, IIRC) next to setup.py that 
essentially just served as a global configuration to inform all of the 
setup.py's what subpackages they were supposed to build (mostly just 
Lib/setup.py, actually). I then had a script run through the various collections 
of subpackages that I wanted to build, set the appropriate values in 
scipy_subpackages, and run setup() with the appropriate parameters to build an 
egg for each collection.

However, build/ apparently needs to be cleaned out between each egg, otherwise 
you contaminate later eggs.

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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