[SciPy-User] ANN: WinPython v126.96.36.199
Thu Oct 11 17:10:41 CDT 2012
WinPython looks very promising to me. I seriously think it has great
potential. I just tried both versions (64 bit and 32-bit) on my Windows
64-bit machine and I have a couple of questions that I will ask here
1. I really loved the concept of the package manager. However, when I tried
to uninstall PyWin32 217 (I have briefly explained why I wanted to
uninstall pywin32 217 below), I got the following error message:
Unable to uninstall pywin32 217.
[Error 5] Access is denied:
(I have also placed a screen-shot of the message here)
Also, following the above error message, I was unable to lunch the
WinPython control panel ever again (not sure what's happening there)
2. How do I change the font size of the text in IPython (running within
WinPython)? Also, the usual Ctrl+= to zoom in didn't work.
Reason I wanted to uninstall PyWin32 217 is that "import dde" doesn't work
since build 214 for the 32-bit version of pywin32 (and it never worked for
the 64-bit version of pywin32).
I really require the dde module for some projects that I am working on. So,
I would like to uninstall PyWin32 217 and install build 213.
On Monday, September 24, 2012 2:22:39 PM UTC-5, Pierre Raybaut wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm pleased to introduce my new contribution to the Python community:
> WinPython v188.8.131.52 has been released and is available for 32-bit and
> 64-bit Windows platforms:
> WinPython is a free open-source portable distribution of Python for
> Windows, designed for scientists.
> It is a full-featured (see
> http://code.google.com/p/winpython/wiki/PackageIndex) Python-based
> scientific environment:
> * Designed for scientists (thanks to the integrated libraries NumPy,
> SciPy, Matplotlib, guiqwt, etc.:
> * Regular *scientific users*: interactive data processing and
> visualization using Python with Spyder
> * *Advanced scientific users and software developers*: Python
> applications development with Spyder, version control with Mercurial
> and other development tools (like gettext)
> * *Portable*: preconfigured, it should run out of the box on any
> machine under Windows (without any installation requirements) and the
> folder containing WinPython can be moved to any location (local,
> network or removable drive)
> * *Flexible*: one can install (or should I write "use" as it's
> portable) as many WinPython versions as necessary (like isolated and
> self-consistent environments), even if those versions are running
> different versions of Python (2.7, 3.x in the near future) or
> different architectures (32bit or 64bit) on the same machine
> * *Customizable*: using the integrated package manager (wppm, as
> WinPython Package Manager), it's possible to install, uninstall or
> upgrade Python packages (see
> http://code.google.com/p/winpython/wiki/WPPM for more details on
> supported package formats).
> *WinPython is not an attempt to replace Python(x,y)*, this is just
> something different (see
> http://code.google.com/p/winpython/wiki/Roadmap): more flexible,
> easier to maintain, movable and less invasive for the OS, but
> certainly less user-friendly, with less packages/contents and without
> any integration to Windows explorer [*].
> [*] Actually there is an optional integration into Windows explorer,
> providing the same features as the official Python installer regarding
> file associations and context menu entry (this option may be activated
> through the WinPython Control Panel).
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