[Numpy-discussion] 64bit infrastructure

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 06:40:50 EDT 2012


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io> wrote:
>> I'm actually not sure, why.   I think the issue is making sure that the release manager can actually "build" NumPy without having to buy a particular compiler.
>
> The MS Express editions, while not open source, are free-to-use, and work fine.
>
> Not sure what what do about Fortran, though, but that's a scipy, not a
> numpy issue, yes?

fortran is the issue. Having one or two licenses of say Intel Fortran
compiler is not enough because it makes it difficult for people to
build on top of scipy.

David



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