[SciPy-user] download and install python with all modules
Tue Jul 24 14:02:40 CDT 2007
a) A very good zero-hassle batteries-included Python distribution for
with scientific and visualization libraries is Enthought Python:
Current release is Python 2.4.3 ; (Python 2.5.x is behind but supposedly due
Enthought Python 2.4.3 has NumPy 0.9.9.2706 + SciPy 0.5.0.2033 + IPython
0.7.2 + Matplotlib 0.87.3.2478 + wx +much more ...
Typically Enthought bundles lag Python releases by ~1 yr.
You might contact firstname.lastname@example.org yourselves to ask for
b) Compiling 15+ individual packages on Windows and reconciling multiple
is a huge pain and a barrier to adoption, in particular if we need the retro
Visual Express C++ for 2003. It's just not going to fly.
To add a question I have always wanted to know, are there any firm plans to
NumPy + SciPy into Python? It really needs an arbitrary-precision numercial
type (no, 'Decimal' is not good enough, too slow and basic methods like pow
and math.* don't work on it )
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