[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments

Benjamin THYREAU thyreau at shfj.cea.fr
Fri Sep 29 07:58:34 CDT 2006

> 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.
> s.
Sounds interesting. I remember having mostly good experience with Konstrut.
Is there some publicy available location where i could find your script ?

Benjamin Thyreau

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