[SciPy-user] difficulties compiling the arpack module from the sandbox

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Mar 13 23:32:58 CDT 2007

Adam Malinowski wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am having a lot of difficulty building the arpack module from the scipy 
> sandbox, running windows 2000 and using mingw with cygwin. I have compiled 
> numpy and scipy (latest svn) with no problems, and have sucessfully installed a 
> number of scipy sandboxed modules by running the command: 'python setup.py 
> build --compiler=mingw32 install', in the root of the module.

That won't work. build doesn't take a --compiler option. Try these (pardon the

  $ python setup.py build_src build_clib --compiler=mingw32 build_ext
--compiler=mingw32 build
  $ python setup.py install

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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