[SciPy-User] many test failures on windows 64

Robin robince@gmail....
Tue Jul 6 09:13:17 CDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:
> Windows 7 is a big improvement over Vista but both suffer the transisition
> from 32-bit to x64 64-bit architecture (similar to Linux when these x64
> cpu's came out). Sure most people do not develop with Windows but do not
> equate that with a lack of interest. The problem is that Windows and how the
> Windows binaries are build just makes it very extremely hard to develop for.

Yes, I was really surprised at this. I don't know very much about the
workings of Python, but presumably theres a reason the Python people
couldn't have made ints on win64 proper 64 bit ints using whatever
type microsoft requires instead of just sticking with 32bit C longs.

I tried not to have a gripey negative tone in the original email but
perhaps I failed. It is always frustrating when you spend a lot of
time on something (I spent quite a long time getting MATLAB-Python
integration working on 64 bit windows... of course I should have
checked numpy+scipy first!). Any way I really appreciate all the work
thats gone into making numpy and scipy available... I just wanted to
make the point that with windows 7 64 bit windows isn't such a joke
and there are people who would use a win64 scipy stack.

> You tried FreeNx?
> http://freenx.berlios.de/

When I tried it it was very hard to get working a bit tempramental...
it was a while ago though. Also I'm the only linux user in the lab and
I'm leaving soon so windows really was the only option.



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