Charles R Harris wrote:
On 5/24/07, *Ryan Krauss* <email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am trying to use Numpy/Scipy for a class I am teaching this summer. I have one student running Vista. Is there an installer that works for Vista? Running the exe file from webpage gives errors about not being able to create various folders and files. I think this is from Vista being very restrictive about which files and folders are writable. Is anyone out there running Numpy/Scipy in Vista? If so, how did you get it to work?
Install Ubuntu? ;) I've heard nothing but complaints and nasty words from co-workers stuck with new computers and trying to use Vista as a development platform for scientific work.
Just a follow-up, vmware is now given away and Ubuntu has always been free, and I guess most computers with Vista have native support for virtualization. So, this way you could run Ubuntu and Vista simultaneously without a speed loss on either or partitioning the drive. Of course, if it were me I'd put Ubuntu as the host OS and probably never boot the guest OS. ;)