Using Python for Science: Cygwin versus Native

William Park opengeometry at
Wed Sep 26 20:18:47 CEST 2001

On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 05:53:37PM +0000, Tom Hoffend wrote:
> Chris Barker <chrishbarker at> wrote:
> > gb at wrote: 
> >> I'm trying to switch from Matlab to Python + Numeric for my research
> >> work. The number of choices required is bewildering.
> > This really sounds to me like you need Linux!
> > If you really need to interact with Windows apps, you may be able to use
> > Wine, VMware or Win4Lin.
> > Linux really is a much better platform for Scientific computing... why
> > do people put so much effort into making Windows look/act like *nix,
> > when they could just run *nix??
> Because a lot of us are creating tools for non-math/numeric people with
> math/numeric stuff inside, and those people all have Windows machines.

Usually this means GUI.  But, wouldn't HTML give you what you want?

William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry at>
8 CPU cluster, (Slackware) Linux, Python, LaTeX, Vim, Mutt, Sc.

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