[SciPy-user] Building on Windows?

Andrew Straw astraw at insightscientific.com
Sat Dec 6 14:58:28 CST 2003

Sorry, I can't answer most of your questions, but I have built Python 
extensions many times with mingw and used them successfully with 
PythonLab's Python 2.2.x for win32 (which was compiled with MSVC 6).

Gary Pajer wrote:

> I've been trying to build cvs scipy on WinXP.  No other reason than to 
> be up
> to date, so I may punt this activity.
> It's not compiling.  There are hints and instructions on the web site, 
> and
> included with cvs.  Are these instructions up to date?
> I think I've settled all the dependencies (never sure).  I'm using the
> Enthought edition of python, which includes Mingc. I'm guessing that 
> that
> compiler should work, otherwise why would it be included?
> The error is:
> error:  Python was built with version 6 of Visual Studio, and 
> extensions
> need to be built with the same version of the compiler, but it isn't
> installed.
> If it takes recompiling python, I think I'll pass.   On the other hand,
> maybe I'm missing something relatively simple.
> I've built scipy on linux without much difficulty.  Is building scipy 
> on
> WinXP just a royal pain, or can it be done with reasonable effort?
> -gary
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