[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments
f.braennstroem at gmx.de
Sun Oct 1 04:15:29 CDT 2006
* Benjamin THYREAU <thyreau at shfj.cea.fr> wrote:
>> When it comes to the distribution, I like Enthought's Python package, but
>> it is only for Windows. What I have done for Linux is set up a gar make
>> system (also used by konstruct and gargnome) to build everything anyone
>> needs to get a python system up and running. The download is quite small
>> (1 makefile per package to be built). The makefile tells the system the
>> name and location of the download. When make is run it automatically goes
>> to the web, gets the source, builds and installs it. All the user has to
>> do is type 'make install' and they have a full scientific python
>> environment waiting for them. Right now I have it set up to build blas,
>> lapack, numpy, scipy, pygtk, matplotlib, ipython and python2.4 (if it is
>> not already there). I also add a little script in their path that can be
>> run to set the correct environment variables, launch ipython and import
>> scipy and mpl.
>> Perhaps this is a way to easily get Linux users up and running.
> Sounds interesting. I remember having mostly good experience with Konstrut.
> Is there some publicy available location where i could find your script ?
I would like to see your script too! Sounds really nice :-)
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