Proposal: add vector arithmetic to array module

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Tue Sep 25 19:26:03 CEST 2001

Py2Exe and the McMillan installer both do exactly that (package python
scripts as exes with all dependencies).  BTW: I think ActiveState Python is
Win32, Linux and Solaris

Numeric is becoming a very widely used module, so if there is something
going into the core, it would be my vote.  However, I'd still like to see a
better mechanism for distributing extensions (e.g. auto-downloading signed
packages from a Zope server somewhere) so that the list of "included"
modules can _shrink_, rather than grow.

But then everyone wants that,

-----Original Message-----
From: python-list-admin at
[mailto:python-list-admin at]On Behalf Of Paul Rubin
Sent: September 25, 2001 12:40
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Subject: Re: Proposal: add vector arithmetic to array module
> BTW, MacPython includes Numeric, and it is part of the extended module
> support of ActiveState Python, so it's really not hard for your users to
> download.

What if they're not using Macintoshes?

Actually, if we're discussing OS-specific distributions, it would be
good to be able to distribute Windows apps WITHOUT needing the user to
install Python.  That is, I'd like to release a single .exe that
includes my .pyc files, the Python interpreter core, and the minimal
set of libraries needed to make my app run.  Is that feasible with the
stuff you're describing?  I'm a near-total Windows ignoramus.

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