[SciPy-user] Python 2.4 Win32 Binaries?

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Mar 21 18:36:16 CST 2005

Matthew Bogosian wrote:

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> This may have been asked before, but I haven't been able to find a 
> recent reference in the mailing lists.
> From the installation documentation, under "Building SciPy under MS 
> Windows":
>> Building Scipy is easy --- that is, provided that you have all 
>> required software installed properly.
> This may very well be true, but properly installing all the required 
> software is anything but. I know that Python 2.4 has been out for 
> quite some time. Numeric is up to 23.8 now. If building SciPy is so 
> easy, is there a reason why 2.4 (and more recent Numeric) binaries are 
> not available?
The reason:  lack of willing helpers.

Nobody has stepped up to do it.  I, for example, don't use Windows 
regularly, and I'm involved in the numarray-Numeric reunification 
project right now.   Not to mention, my main Python platform is still 2.3

For me, building on Windows is a pain to set up (because of Windows not 
scipy).  Enthought delivers an Enthon edition which helps -- but I don't 
think they are using Python 2.4 yet. 

Those of you who use Windows regularly and are using Python 2.4 should 
really be building the binaries.  


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