15 Feb

Windows binaries for the scientific Python ecosystem

I just realized yesterday that Christoph Gohlke has a repository of binary installers (.exe) for Windows 32 and 64bit with almost all the scientific Python packages that you can dream of:

These binaries are incredibly useful, as building all these packages under Windows does requires some skills, and a compiler. They complement very well fully-fledge scientific Python distributions such as EPD or Python(x,y), as they can be installed on top of an existing Python installation.


I should say that I discovered this thanks to a long email discussion in which Christoph Gohlke and Yakub Nowacki helped me debug a nasty Mayavi bug on Windows 64bit that I couldn’t reproduce as I don’t have a Windows 64bit available. That was particularly helpful.

6 Responses to “Windows binaries for the scientific Python ecosystem”

  1. Twitter Trackbacks for Gaël Varoquaux » Blog Archive » Windows binaries for the scientific Python ecosystem [gael-varoquaux.info] on Topsy.com Says:

    [...] Gaël Varoquaux » Blog Archive » Windows binaries for the scientific Python ecosystem gael-varoquaux.info/blog/?p=148 – view page – cached I just realized yesterday that Christoph Gohlke has a repository of binary installers (.exe) for Windows 32 and 64bit with almost all the scientific Python packages that you can dream of: * numpy, scipy and matplotlib, of course (compiled with the MKL) * cython * the ETS, including Mayavi * VTK, with the Python bindings * a variety of scikits (including the scikit-learn, hurray!) [...]

  2. Beni Cherniavsky Says:

    Python(x,y) modules (”plugins”) have the wonderful property that each is an .EXE installer that works atop a stock python installation - i.e. you can use them even if you didn’t use Python(x,y) from day zero!

  3. Joaquin Abian Says:

    Dear Gael,
    Thanks for your blog, I follow it since a long time ago.
    I wrote a small, simple script in Py3.2 in order to follow new releases of Gohlke repository with one click (a simple HTTPParser class). I can send it to you if you like.
    Best
    Joaquin

  4. gael Says:

    @Joaquin:

    Thanks. I have no need for such a script, as I don’t run Windows at all. However, it could be useful to others. Maybe you should put it in a gist ( http://gist.github.com/ ) and put a link here.

  5. Joaquin Abian Says:

    Here you have, ‘get_gohlke’, a quick and dirty snippet for fast checking of new releases in Gohlke repository:

    https://gist.github.com/827777

    joaquin

  6. alex dante Says:

    I only just came across Christoph’s repo two days ago looking for decent Curses support under Windows, it’s a fantastic resource that definitely deserves more promotion.

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