[Numpy-discussion] 64bit infrastructure

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 07:47:52 EDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Peter
<numpy-discussion at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> For those users/developers/packages using NumPy but not SciPy,
> does this matter? Having just official NumPy 64bit Windows packages
> would still be very welcome.
> Is the problem that whatever route NumPy goes down will have
> potential implications/restrictions for how SciPy could proceed?



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