[Numpy-discussion] 64bit infrastructure

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Wed Aug 22 10:14:30 EDT 2012

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.

There seems to be a 64-bit version of mingw -- I assume this runs into
the same issue that numpy has with new versions of 32-bit mingw? Would
it work if that issue were fixed?


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