Python in sci/tech applications

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Thu Nov 2 22:44:44 CET 2006

John Coleman wrote:
> Maybe I don't know what I'm looking for, but I downloaded Enthought a
> few days ago and don't seem to find MinGW on my system. There are 2
> relatively small (totalling about 13 kb IIRC) *python* files deeply
> buried in the distribution with mingw in their filename but nothing
> like a gcc compiler. I've mostly used visual studio or code warrior for
> C compiling, so again - maybe I don't know what I am looking for.

It is in c:\Python24\Enthought\mingw32\, IIRC (I don't have it in front of me). 
Add c:\Python24\Enthought\mingw32\bin\ to your PATH environment variable, and 
gcc.exe should be executable.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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