Python in sci/tech applications

John Coleman jcoleman at
Thu Nov 2 22:29:57 CET 2006

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.

-John Coleman

p.s. Pretty cool sig line - the older I get, the more enigmatic the
world seems. I appreciate all of the effort that Enthought puts into
their distribution.

Robert Kern wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
> > Robert Kern wrote:
> >> bearophileHUGS at wrote:
> >>
> >>> Robert Kern:
> >>>
> >>>> We distribute mingw set up to do this with our "Enthought
> >>>> Edition" Python distribution.
> >>>>
> >>> Sorry, maybe I'm blind but I don't see MinGW listed in that page...
> >>> Maybe it's included but not listed...
> >>
> >> It's there.
> >>
> > Well I tend to believe you, but Firefox is calling you a liar: a search
> > fails at "min".
> Sorry, by "it's there" I meant "it is actually included in the distribution
> regardless of any omissions on the web page."
> > Do you anticipate a 2.5-based release any time soon?
> We'll start working on it soon, at least.
> --
> 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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