[SciPy-user] Running SciPy SVN without installing Was: Matlab IO -- can others with matlab test this bug?

Jonathan Hunt jjh@42quarks....
Tue Jul 29 08:31:32 CDT 2008


Thanks for the advice. But all of these seem like hacks. Is there any
clean way to use SVN SciPy without installing it. This is particularly
important since I'm hoping to modify SciPy (I want to add a mio
wrapper for MATLAB 7/HDF5 files) and obviously I would like to avoid
having the build/install everytime I make a modification to the
library that I want to test.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:37 PM, David Cournapeau
<david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Zachary Pincus wrote:
>> Perhaps some others can chime in with more "official" methods, but I
>> typically do one of several things to test SVN versions:
> On Unix, a nice and easy way to easily switch between different numpy
> installs without touching at all the environment is stow. Basically what
> you do once stow is installed is:
> python setup.py install --prefix=SOMEPATH/stow/numpy1
> python setup.py install --prefix=SOMEPATH/stow/numpy2
> And then stow makes link between the 'real' numpy and the one you want:
> stow numpy1 -> numpy1 is used
> stow -R numpy1 -> numpy1 is disabled
> stow numpy2 -> numpy2 is enabled
> I switch between many numpy configurations (one which only uses released
> versions for 'real' work, many other with various compilers combination
> to test the build system). It also enables true uninstallation, since
> any installed version is self-contained in one directory (you can rm -rf
> the directory without any chance of removing something unrelated).
> cheers,
> David

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