Statistics...help with numpy/scipy install

Colin J. Williams cjw at ncf.ca
Sun Feb 10 19:23:33 CET 2013


On 10/02/2013 12:35 PM, Rex Macey wrote:
> I'm new to Python with a new windows 8 machine (64-bit OS).  Learning programming mainly for fun.  Naturally I downloaded Python 3.3 (who doesn't want the latest and greatest).  What I want involves functions related to the normal distribution. Based on my google research, it appears that SCIPY is a good way to go. That requires NUMPY.   I don't seem to find an install that works for my environment which leads to the questions on this post: Is there an install for my environment and if so, where do I get it? If not, is there another package I should use? Or do I need to bite the bullet and install an earlier version of Python.  Suggestions and comments appreciated. Thanks.
>

Rex,

A good start for supplementary packages is PyPi, see: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_Package_Index

The packages in PyPi can be downloaded using easy-install, see: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EasyInstall

Yes, the Enthught Numpy is a good starting point.

Good luck and have fun,

Colin W



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