Does the Numeric team intend to provide a build of Numeric 23.6 for Python 2.4? If not, I have managed to build a release using the free-as-in-beer version of MSVC 7.1, aka MS Visual C++ Toolkit 2003.
I basically followed the directions here: http://www.vrplumber.com/programming/mstoolkit/index.html and altered setup.py to use Numeric's own math libraries rather than the atlas libs. The build has been tested only by running the supplied Test/test.py program after installing the package.
For the moment, you can download the file from http://www4.ncsu.edu/%7Ejdbrandm/Numeric-23.6.win32-py2.4.exe but I would prefer it to be hosted on the Sourceforge download page for the project. Its md5sum is 2df692d7b8136b68e3b511ed27cbbdd8
Thanks, -Jonathan Brandmeyer
P.S. I apologize if the message's formatting is borked up; I'm sending this from a webmail interface.