[Numpy-discussion] numpy for Python 3?

Richard D. Moores rdmoores@gmail....
Mon Jul 19 07:56:06 CDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 05:28, Vincent Schut <schut@sarvision.nl> wrote:
> Well, you might want to read up on some beginners guide for python? It's
> up to you, of course, but usually before starting with numpy (which
> extends python), it is advised to have at least some basic python
> understanding... Googling will give you plenty of good resources, if
> you'd like to.

I'm not a python beginner. Why did you assume I was?

> Then, for the sake of helping you further anyway:
> you'll have to mind the significance of paths (=directories or folders
> in windows speak I think). The folder you're currently in, will restrict
> what you find when typing commands. If you need to reference something
> from a different folder, you'll need to explicitly specify that.

Yes, I have that understanding.

> To build numpy, you'll need to be in the numpy source folder (the numpy
> you extracted from svn). But if you're there, simply typing 'python' or
> 'python.exe' will probably not work because 'python.exe' is in a
> different folder (c:\Python31). You could go into that folder, but then
> you would not be able to find numpy's setup.py script. Best way to solve
> that: make sure you're in the numpy folder, and type something like:
> 'c:\Python31\python.exe setup.py build'. That should get you started at
> least.
> However, if I'm allowed to give you some unaskedfor advice: this might
> become lots easier if you make sure you're at least a bit comfortable
> with 1) the windows command prompt, 2) python, and 3) building python
> stuff from svn source checkouts. No offence meant. But you sound as you
> feel a lot more comfortable with pre-built packages compared to building
> yourself from source on windows...

No, I fail your number 3.

> Good luck anyway!
> Vincent Schut.

Thanks, Vincent. And I am more comfortable with pre-built packages.


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