[SciPy-dev] Adding a configuration file to a scikit

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Aug 21 13:58:07 CDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:33, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> [short] What is the best way to define a configuration file for a scikit ?
> [long]
> I'm writing a library where some modules need to access some default
> variables. The easiest is to define a configuration file (say, .configrc) and
> use ConfigParser to read the needed variables. How must I modify the setup.py
> of the package so that .configrc gets written system-wide (installed along
> the package) AND locally (to the user $HOME directory) ?

distutils does not really support this well. Instead, take a look at
how matplotlib does this.

Robert Kern

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though it had an underlying truth."
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