[Numpy-discussion] Newbie Question, Probability

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 27 13:49:06 CST 2006

Travis Oliphant wrote:
> It is the 
> combination of SciPy+NumPy+Matplotlib+IPython (+ perhaps a good IDE) 
> that can succeed at being a MATLAB/IDL replacement for a lot of people.  

> What is also needed is a good "package" of it all --- like the Enthon 
> distribution.   This requires quite a bit of thankless work. 

I know Robert put some serious effort into "MacEnthon" a while back, but 
is no longer maintaining that, which doesn't surprise me a bit -- that 
looked like a LOT of work.

However, MacEnthon was much bigger than that just the packages Travis 
listed above, and I think Travis has that right -- those are the key 
ones to do. Let's "just do it!" -- first we need to solve the 
Fortran+Universal binary problems though -- that seems to be the 
technical sticking point on OS-X

Also, while the Enthon distribution is fabulous, they do tend to stay 
behind the bleeding edge a fair bit -- it would be nice to have the core 
packages with the latest and greatest on Windows and Linux too, all as 
one easy installer. (or rpm or .deb or whatever for Linux)


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