[Numpy-discussion] numpy via easy_install on windows

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Fri Mar 13 11:00:12 CDT 2009

David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 8:08 PM, Jon Wright <wright@esrf.fr> wrote:
>> I'd like to have numpy as a dependency being pulled into a virtualenv
>> automatically. Is that possible with the binary installer?
> I don't think so - but I would think that people using virtualenv are
> familiar with compiling softwares.

not on Windows, anyway -- for the most part, people use easy_install 
with vitualenv. Compiling stuff on Windows is a big 'ol pain in the 
^%^&$$, and remarkably few people do it. easy_install is quite capable 
of installing binary packages (except Universal ones on OS_X...), it 
would be nice if numpy supported it.

> I now remember that numpy could not be built from sources by
> easy_install, but I believe we fixed the problem.

It would still only work if the user was properly set up to compile 
python extensions -- not a very common occurrence.


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