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

David Grant davidgrant at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 15:35:50 CDT 2006

On 9/29/06, Bryce Hendrix <bhendrix at enthought.com> wrote:
> 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...

Bryce, you shouldn't support any specific distro or processor. If it is a
source package that can be built with make or distutils or scons, then any
distro can easily incorporate it.

David Grant
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