Using Python for Science: Cygwin versus Native
trhoffend at mmm.com
Wed Sep 26 19:53:37 CEST 2001
Chris Barker <chrishbarker at home.net> wrote:
> gb at cs.unc.edu 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.
Otherwise I don't disagree with you.
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