[Numpy-discussion] how to compile numpy with visual-studio-2003?

Tim Hochberg tim.hochberg at ieee.org
Thu Sep 28 10:07:43 CDT 2006

Tim Hochberg wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> mg wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I just download the newly Python-2.5 and Numpy-1.0rc1 and all work 
>>> fine on Linux-x86 32 and 64bit platforms.
>>> Now, I try to compile the both distributions on WindowsXP with 
>>> VisualStudio2003. No problem to compile Python-2.5, but i have some 
>>> troubles with Numpy-1.0rc1 and I didn't find any help in the 
>>> provided setup.py. So, does someone can tell me how to do it?
>> I don't use VisualStudio2003 on Windows to compile NumPy (I use 
>> mingw).  Tim Hochberg once used a microsoft compiler to compile a 
>> previous version of NumPy and some things had to be fixed to make it 
>> work.  I'm not sure if some in-compatibilities have crept in since 
>> then or not.  But, I'd sure like to resolve it if they have.
>> So, please post what problems you are having.  You may be the first 
>> person to try a microsoft compiler with Python 2.5
> It was VS2003 that I used to compile numpy. However, I switched boxes 
> a while ago and I haven't got around to trying to compile on the new 
> box, I've just been using the released builds. So I'm not much help at 
> the moment. Things are clearing up a little bit here, so maybe I can 
> carve some time out to get things set up to compile in the next couple 
> days. If so I'll let you know what I find.
FWIW, I just got svn head to compile cleanly against Python *2.4* with 
VS2003. Later today I will try compiling against 2.5


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