Help with chaos math extensions.
prince_amir86 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 6 16:08:20 CEST 2005
Well, I didn't buy it JUST to compile python extensions, I'm looking to
write C++ apps as well, I just use python for a lot of math and science
simulations, and I got VS .NET at heavy discount since I'm a student.
> Brandon K wrote:
>> In case you missed it, I said I have windows XP. Windows XP
>> pre-compiled python binaries are built on VS .NET 2003. In order to
>> build extensions, you need the compiler the interpreter was built on,
>> or at least that is what is reported to me by calling setup.py. If I
>> was using linux, which I currently am not, it'd be a different story.
>> Additionally, GCC isn't available for windows XP, only MinGW, the
>> port, and I don't know that much about it to use it running on a
>> Windows platform. Furthermore, I was asking for help on an extension,
>> not an economical question about my programming environment.
>>> On Oct 4, 2005, at 10:25 PM, Brandon Keown wrote:
>>>> I have programmed a fractal generator (Julia Set/Mandelbrot Set)
>>>> in python in the past, and have had good success, but it would run
>>>> so slowly because of the overhead involved with the calculation. I
>>>> recently purchased VS .NET 2003 (Win XP, precomp binary of python
>>>> 2.4.2rc1) to make my own extensions.
>>> Why did you need to purchase anything when gcc is available for free?
> Since gcc isn't an option, the logical way to proceed would be to do
> what others have done and install the Microsoft Toolkit compiler,
> available from their web site for the outrageous price of nothing. I can
> vouch that it really does compile extensions for Python 2.4 on Windows,
> having done that myself.
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