[Distutils] Which commercial vendor?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 21:41:03 EDT 2017

On 6 April 2017 at 01:52, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
<chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> On Mar 30, 2017, at 1:53 AM, Thomas Güttler <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de> wrote:
>> My frustration has reached a limit. Yes, I am willing to pay money.
>> Which vendor do you suggest to give me a reliable package management?
> You may want conda -- it's an open source project, and you can get
> commercial support through Continuum Analytics.
> Though conda, and Continuum was born in the data science / scientific
> computing world, there is nothing about conda specific to data
> science. It's just that computational computing poses extra challenges
> for packaging -- but the easy stuff is still easy.

PayPal Engineering put together a decent write-up of their path
towards adopting that model last year:

It's definitely a reasonable way to go for organisational
infrastructure, but even conda doesn't cover all the potential use
cases that are out there (something I discuss a bit in


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