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

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Tue Jul 29 09:07:52 CDT 2008

Jonathan Hunt wrote:
> Hi,
> Firstly David, hack was not intended as an insult.

I did not take it as an insult, don't worry. I just pointed out that any
supposedly non hackish thing is more hackish than stow.

> However. Could someone tell me how most SciPy developers work on the
> library. 

Personally, that's how I develop on scipy and numpy.

> Because stow still doesn't seem to get around the need to do
> a build/install everytime one makes a modification to the library.

I think that getting around this need brings more problems than it
solves. I always install and test from the installed version; in most
cases, I even clean the installed version first because this often leads
to subtle problems. Installing numpy/scipy like that takes a few
seconds, and is easy to automate by make, rake files if I need
portability on Windows, etc...



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