[IPython-dev] Win32 IPython1?

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 15:22:10 EDT 2008

Hi Alex,

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Alex Brown <Alexander_Brown at uml.edu> wrote:
> Hello - this may be the wrong list for this question;  if so my
> apologies.  My next Python excursion involves a simple "parallel
> programming" problem - I am trying to put together Python controller and
> server modules for very coarse-grain parallel processing of GIS and
> remote sensing data using existing Win32 GIS and remote sensing software
> tools running in WinXP on a classroom cluster.  The Win32 COM Python
> tools are fine for local control of these interactive applications and
> I'm trying to find an existing "parallel" network controller toolkit
> that will work in the Win32 world, either native or through Cygwin.
> (The controller environment can be Linux of course.)  I've tried some of
> the "grid" style tools for cluster management that claim to run in
> Cygwin, and found them to be clumsy (batch-oriented) and unreliable.  I
> am now looking into IPython1, and I'd like to know if there is any
> experience with it in a Win32 environment.
> Any suggestions would be welcome.

Yes, some people have used it in a win32 environment, though I haven't
myself.  We are very interested in feedback.

We should caution you that we are starting the process of merging all
the ip1 capabilities into 'regular' ipython.  So while for now the
ipython1 code will continue to exist, we hope that soon (in a few
weeks) the key components for distributed computing will be part of
the main trunk.  In the long run this will make it easier for you: you
simply upgrade ipython with each release (or follow the development
tree with bzr) and you're done.

This is just so you're aware that the location for some things is
changing, but we're convinced the change is for the best.



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