[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: stop providing official win32 downloads (for now)

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 14:43:56 EST 2015

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 7:38 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> The take-home is that about 12 percent of gamers have 32 bit Windows.
>> It's easy to believe business users will use 32-bit more.
> yup -- I tend to think gamers are on the cutting edge....
> Though I work on gov't which is very slow moving, and we're on 64 bit
> finally...
>> Also, I believe that the default Windows Python.org installers are
>> 32-bit, at least, that's what the filenames suggest when I try it now.
> what is "default" -- when I go to pyton.org to downloads, I get:
> https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2711/
> where they are both there with equal footing.
> though I'm running a Mac -- so it starts out suggesting a Mac download --
> maybe if I was running Windows, I'd get a default.

On a virtual Windows machine I just span up, the Python.org site gave
me default buttons to download Python 3.5 or 2.7, and the linked
installers look like they are 32-bit.  I can also go to the full list
where there is no preference for one over the other,



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