[Numpy-discussion] 1.8.1 release

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 28 11:16:30 EST 2014

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>wrote:

> > Agreed. The trick is that it's reasonable for users of Apple's python
> build
> > to want this too -- but I don't know how we can hope to provide that.
> We don't support system python for the mpkg, so I think it's
> reasonable to leave this little gift for our fellow python.org
> friends.

I agree. We decided long ago on the pythonmac list that  supporting Apple's
python builds was a dead-end.

> In that case, the OSX instructions could (within the next few months)
> be as simple as:
> Install python from binary installer at python.org
> curl -O https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py
> python get-pip.py
> pip install scipy-stack
> or similar.

yup  -- that'st he goal, and think we really are close. Does pip and PyPi
"officially" support meta-packages like that? i.e. I take it that
scipy-stack would be a package that had nothing except dependencies. I do
like the idea.

Getting a bit OT for the numpy list, but...

As I understand it, there was a stumbling block with wheels for the SciPy
stack around iPython and readline -- some systems require th readline
package, some don't. As I write this, I can't remember why it would be the
lest bit hard to simply require readline in teh Mac Wheels, but there was
some debate on the iPython list, and it seemed not-so-easy to resolve...



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