[SciPy-user] scipy on XP isnt happening -- and: concerning confusions

Randewijk P-J <pjrandew@sun.ac.za> pjrandew at sun.ac.za
Tue Dec 13 09:34:38 CST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: scipy-user-bounces at scipy.net 
> [mailto:scipy-user-bounces at scipy.net] On Behalf Of Gary Pajer
> Sent: 13 December 2005 16:50
> To: SciPy Users List
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] scipy on XP isnt happening -- and: 
> concerning confusions
> below.  (what 
> is pywin32??  I don't think I have it;  if that's true, it would be 
> unnecessary) 

It is one package to (i) wrap the win32 API in python and ii) to use
python to interface to any win32 COM (ActiveX) component and (iii) it
includes a usefull editor (my default choise) as a bonus... but it is
not needed to run scipy...



and the sf download site:


> I always have trouble finding the binaries.  scipy_core is at:
> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1369&pac
> kage_id=6222

Bookmark also:


Your one webpage stop for Numarray, numpy and scipy_core...

> But IIRC,  scipy is somewhere else... and I can't find it at 
> the moment.

see: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=27747

> [aside:  a few things have confused me over that past few 
> weeks.  One is 
> the above-mentioned difficulty in finding the binary installers.  
> Another is the similarity of the names "scipy" and "scipy 
> core"  and the 
> occasional use of "scipy" to mean the combination of the two, 
> and my own 
> use of the word "scipy" when I really mean "scipy core".   I don't 
> suppose it's advisable to change the names now, but as the dust 
> settles,  a clear paragraph or two on the scipy home page, with clear 
> pointers to the appropriate files.   Personally, I'd vote to see the 
> names changed ... Maybe take the "sci" out of scipy core, 
> since it has 
> application beyond scipy.  NuCore?  I don't know.]

scipy's core used to be Numeric, a.k.a. numpy, not to be confuse with
numarray, a bit confusing...

Now scipy's core is "scipy core", a little bit less confusing... :)



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