[Numpy-discussion] question about standalone small software and teaching

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Apr 4 17:04:29 CDT 2007

Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 04:36:19PM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
>>> As you can see, I'm very confused... if only there was a traits Python
>>> egg...
>> There are, but only binaries for win32 at the moment. Building from
>> source on OS X should be straightforward, though.
> How about linux eggs ? I had the feeling they had made a lot of progress.

There's certainly been progress on making the subpackages independently
buildable. I don't think you'll see eggs for Linux, though. Frankly, eggs for
Linux are nearly useless except for specific deployment goals. A Fedora Core 4
egg won't work on a Debian box, etc.

Building enthought from source is not hard. Certainly easier than scipy or

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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