[Numpy-discussion] A minor milestone

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Sat Sep 8 14:02:51 EDT 2018

There are probably a LOT of Windows users getting numpy from conda as well.

(I know my CI's and users do...)

It'd be nice if there was some way to track real usage!


On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 3:44 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:16 PM Andrew Nelson <andyfaff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >  but on Travis I install it half a dozen times every day.
>> Good point. I wonder if there's any way to take that into account when
>> considering whether to drop versions.
>> On Sat, 8 Sep 2018 at 15:14, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM, Charles R Harris
>>> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Thanks for the link. It would be nice to improve the Windows numbers,
>>> Linux
>>> > is still very dominant. I suppose that might be an artifact of the
>>> systems
>>> > used by developers as opposed to end users. It would be a different
>>> open
>>> > source world if Microsoft had always released their compilers for free
>>> and
>>> > kept them current with the evolving ISO specs.
>>> Well, keep in mind also that it's counting installs, not users...
>>> people destroy and reinstall Linux systems a *lot* more often than
>>> they do Windows/macOS systems, what with clouds and containers and CI
>>> systems and all. On my personal laptop I install numpy maybe once per
>>> release, but on Travis I install it half a dozen times every day.
> Would be interesting if the travisCI and appveyor downloads could be
> separated out.
> Chuck
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