[Numpy-discussion] Compiling for free on Windows32

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Thu Apr 16 20:43:42 CDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:25 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
>> We need to be able to run both projects concurrently on the same grid.
>> Setuptools + eggs allows this to happen. If we used .exe installers then
>> we could only have one single version of any given dependancy at any
>> time and so we would not be able to run the two projects in paralell.
> I think you are misunderstanding my suggestion - it would be strictly
> equivalent to installing an egg, because easy_install can build an egg
> from the .exe automatically. Numpy is installed as an egg from the
> .exe if you use easy_install. In particular you can use parallel
> multi-versions.

For the record, Fadhley could use this method and reported privately
that it worked as expected once he extracted the bdist_wininst .exe
from the superpack,


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