[SciPy-user] python windows set up

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Mon Mar 16 15:17:38 CDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Sebastian Haase <haase@msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Karl,
> sorry for advertising my own stuff....
> but maybe you wouldn't mind trying this on windows:
> if you get the file:
> Priithon_25_win#20081219.zip
> from http://code.google.com/p/priithon/downloads/list
> you would actually not even have to download/install Python first.
> Just extract this above zip file into the C directory, and it creates
> a new directory:
> C:/Priithon_25_win
> There start: priithon_script.bat and see what happens
> (or priithon_script_oldDiv.bat, if you prefer 3/2 to be 1 rather than 1.5)
> It should start a graphical python shell based on wxPython - PyShell -
> so no IDLE, or IPython, but I have some tab-completion.
> This is my packages, that I have put together to target image
> processing of microscopy data.
> In case you get interested, you could get more help on the Priithon
> mailing-list (no traffic yet ;-)
> Cheers,
> Sebastian Haase
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM, Young, Karl <karl.young@ucsf.edu> wrote:
>> Sorry to spam the list with a silly question but I'm trying to convert a windows using colleague to python so that interacting with her
>> doesn't mean my having to convert her matlab code. She's an excellent scientist but has a low tolerance for complicated software installations and it seems like I'm currently losing the battle re. her installing scipy/numpy. I'm a linux type (though I understand the importance of being cross platform I rarely leave my linux womb, e.g. I currently do most work in ubuntu under parallels on a mac so don't even look much at OS X issues) so I'm not much use re. helping her with her installation issues. I know this type of question has been asked endlessly but I thought I'd try to get the latest suggestions on whether there was anywhere I could point her. She's tried to install the Enthought distribution (at the moment I forget what the problem she had with that was); is that still the best suggestion ? Do people recommend PythonXY in this type of situation (seems like a bit of baggage if you only need numpy/scipy) ? Anyway, sorry again for the spam and thanks for any suggestions.
>> Karl Young
>> Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCSF
>> VA Medical Center, MRS Unit (114M)
>> Phone:  (415) 221-4810 x3114
>> FAX:    (415) 668-2864
>> Email:  karl young at ucsf edu

If she doesn't need a lot of extras, the windows installers for
python, for numpy and scipy work very well, at least on windowsXP, I
don't have any experience with Vista.

Click through the installers, and maybe there is the python directory
to add to the path of the windows environment. Installing pure python
packages and binary distributions of packages is also simple, with
setup.py or easyinstall.

The only problem is, if one needs a full development environment with
compiler, Lapack, Atlas, and MingW for example. Then a full
distribution might be an advantage.


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