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Python and Its Libraries--Who's on First?

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Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.

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Nov 17 '08 #1
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On Nov 17, 12:25*am, "W. eWatson" <notval...@sbcglobal.netwrote:
Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it workswith:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...html#writewell
Nov 17 '08 #2

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"W. eWatson" <no*******@sbcglobal.netwrites:
Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.
I don't understand the question.

Do you have some question about the operating system requirements of
Python? Those are documented on the Python website's About page
<URL:http://www.python.org/about/>.

Do you have some question about the additional requirements of some
third-party Python work? It's best to query the resources for that
specific work, e.g. its specific project website.

If you were asking about something else, it might be best to phrase it
more carefully and explicitly.

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Ben Finney
Nov 17 '08 #3

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Chris Rebert wrote:
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 9:25 PM, W. eWatson <no*******@sbcglobal.netwrote:
>Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works
with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista

For the supported OSes, check the links for the versions on
http://python.org/download/ and see whether downloads are offered for
that OS (version).
>numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.

For arbitrary third-party packages, check their websites to see which
versions are compatible with which versions of Python.

No one makes some centralized compatibility matrix for the cartesian
product of python, OS, and third-party library versions.
Probably because, as you can imagine, it would be enormously tedious.
Also, I doubt it would even be all that useful to most developers as
they simply go with whatever version of Python their package's
specific third-party libraries require, with OS compatibility being a
non-issue.

Cheers,
Chris
Thanks.

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Nov 17 '08 #4

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Ben Finney wrote:
"W. eWatson" <no*******@sbcglobal.netwrites:
>Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.

I don't understand the question.

Do you have some question about the operating system requirements of
Python? Those are documented on the Python website's About page
<URL:http://www.python.org/about/>.

Do you have some question about the additional requirements of some
third-party Python work? It's best to query the resources for that
specific work, e.g. its specific project website.

If you were asking about something else, it might be best to phrase it
more carefully and explicitly.
See the post by Chris R.

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W. eWatson

(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

Web Page: <www.speckledwithstars.net/>

Nov 17 '08 #5

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George Sakkis wrote:
On Nov 17, 12:25 am, "W. eWatson" <notval...@sbcglobal.netwrote:
>Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...html#writewell
If I might state that what I like about posts like yours, is that invariably
they are followed by someone who actually understand the question. Such is
the case again here. See the Chris R. post.

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W. eWatson

(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
Obz Site: 39 15' 7" N, 121 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

Web Page: <www.speckledwithstars.net/>

Nov 17 '08 #6

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Let me add one more observation about your remarks.

Yesterday I had to rent a roto-tiller to put in a new section of lawn. As I
was about to get started my neighbor dropped over and we began to chat about
what I was doing. Finally, I said, I think it's time for me start the tiller
up. He said, "Oh, let me help. I've been working on some of these gas
powered machines on my property for some time." He then reached down and
started manipulating the choke, fuel and so on. 15 minutes later he still
hadn't gotten it started. I politely said, let me call the store and see if
they can give me instructions. He agreed, saying, "Yeah, probably there's
something wrong elsewhere."

When I came back 10 minutes later with the settings they had made, it
started immediately. Here's my point. Sometimes misguided remarks only delay
the solution. Sometimes they can almost stop it completely.
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W. eWatson

(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
Obz Site: 39 15' 7" N, 121 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

Web Page: <www.speckledwithstars.net/>

Nov 17 '08 #7

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In article <cZ*****************@flpi147.ffdc.sbc.com>,
W. eWatson <no*******@sbcglobal.netwrote:
>George Sakkis wrote:
>On Nov 17, 12:25 am, "W. eWatson" <notval...@sbcglobal.netwrote:
>>>
Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...html#writewell

If I might state that what I like about posts like yours, is that
invariably they are followed by someone who actually understand the
question. Such is the case again here. See the Chris R. post.
The fact that someone happened to understand your question does not
remove the onus upon you to write clearly. You may not be so lucky next
time.
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--Bill Harlan
Nov 17 '08 #8

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Aahz wrote:
In article <cZ*****************@flpi147.ffdc.sbc.com>,
W. eWatson <no*******@sbcglobal.netwrote:
>George Sakkis wrote:
>>On Nov 17, 12:25 am, "W. eWatson" <notval...@sbcglobal.netwrote:
Is there some repository that says something like for Python 2.5 it works with:

Win OSes: W2K, XP, Vista
numpy vers y, matplotlib vers x. scipy z, etc.
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...html#writewell
If I might state that what I like about posts like yours, is that
invariably they are followed by someone who actually understand the
question. Such is the case again here. See the Chris R. post.

The fact that someone happened to understand your question does not
remove the onus upon you to write clearly. You may not be so lucky next
time.
Look up the word dialectic.

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W. eWatson

(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
Obz Site: 39 15' 7" N, 121 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

Web Page: <www.speckledwithstars.net/>

Nov 18 '08 #9

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At 2008-11-17T11:44:00Z, "W. eWatson" <no*******@sbcglobal.netwrites:
See the post by Chris R.
In general, it is incumbent on the asker to provide additional information
as needed, rather than being the job of the would-be answerer to go
searching for it.
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Kirk Strauser
Nov 18 '08 #10

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