[Numpy-discussion] "official" binaries on web page.

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 17:28:10 EDT 2013


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov>wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > You can argue with the exact wording,
>
> I won't argue, I'll suggest an alternative in a pull request...
>
> > but the layout of that page is on
> > purpose. scipy.org is split into two parts: (a) a SciPy Stack part, and
> (b)
> > a numpy & scipy library part. You're looking at the stack part, and the
> > preferred method to install that stack is a Python distribution.
>
> I'm not sure who decided that that's the "preferred" way


https://github.com/scipy/scipy.org/pull/3

I'm sure the there mentioned scipy-user and numfocus mailing list
discussions from a year ago can be found as well with a bit of searching.

Cheers,
Ralf

, but If we
> take that as a given, maybe that page is fine. However:
>
> > If you look at the library part, the binary installers are at the top of
> the
> > page: http://www.scipy.org/scipylib/download.html
>
> But finding that page is not obvious. Simple usability:
>
> I know what the heck I'm looking at -- I've been using numpy, and
> numeric before it for something like 15 years. But I just went to grab
> a new binary, and had a heck of a time finding it -- I'm pretty sure I
> ended up remembering that the downloads are on sourceforge and looking
> there. And I've been teaching lately, and my students are having
> trouble finding them, too.
>
>
> If you google "numpy" you get the numpy.org page as the first hit
>
> If you go to numpy.org, there is a "geting numpy" link, that takes you to:
>
> http://www.scipy.org/install.html
>
> There is also a "Installing NumPy and SciPy" link that takes you to
> that same page.
>
> There is a link to the sourceforge page further won, but no indication
> of why you would want to go there.
>
> So I still have no idea how I would find:
>
> http://www.scipy.org/scipylib/download.html
>
>
> So I submit that we could fix this up a bit....
>
> (off to do a pull request)
>
> -Chris
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> > Cheers,
> > Ralf
> >
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> >> -Chris
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