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

Bryce Hendrix bhendrix at enthought.com
Fri Sep 29 11:33:16 CDT 2006

Scott Zelakiewicz 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.  

I am working on getting Python Enthought Edition ported to Linux for our 
next release. I know which distro's our customers use, but which 
distro's (and processor) is everyone else using? And before you answer, 
as much as I like Gentoo, I don't think its something we can support at 
this time. Please just send me personal email, no need to flood the list...


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