[Numpy-discussion] numpy for Python 3?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Jul 19 11:00:58 CDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:53, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 07:48, Robin <robince@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Matthieu Brucher
>> <matthieu.brucher@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm afraid that if you don't know if you have a compiler, you don't
>>> have one. This also means you will not be able to compile Numpy, as
>>> the official compiler is no longer available.
>> Is this the VS 2008 Express Edition? I saw something posted a while
>> ago about how it was no longer available, but I think it was a mistake
>> as it still seems to be easily available from:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/#2008-All
> Would Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition have the C compiler? I know
> some visual basic and wouldn't mine having this limited version of
> 2008.

You need Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition. Visual Basic 2008 Express
Edition is just a component of Visual Studio and does not have the C
compiler. Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is probably sufficient, but
I recommend getting the whole Visual Studio if you can afford the time
and disk space.

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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