[Numpy-discussion] wheels for OS X: request for testing

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Sun Dec 8 12:34:55 EST 2013

Thanks Ralf!

Since (a) I'm not really sure myself what the recommended and most robust
way is to install wheels, and (b) it's interesting to see if the docs and
usability of pip/wheel are ready for prime time, I'm not going to give the
commands to execute but instead link to the relevant docs:

Good idea. But I will add one tip:

you should be able to install ipython with one command, and have it
auto-mgically suck in its dependencies (and you probably want to use:


So that you get all the deps you need for the notebook -- that's where the
challenge lies...


> http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/index.html
> http://python-packaging-user-guide.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
> http://wheel.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html
> Please try this out and share your experience.
> Thanks,
> Ralf
> P.S.if you're wondering what on earth wheels are, they're the new binary
> install format for the standard python packaging and distribution tools
> (pip, setuptools).
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