#727 assigned task

add optional-dependency on numpy

Reported by: warner Owned by: zooko
Priority: minor Milestone: undecided
Component: packaging Version: 1.4.1
Keywords: numpy packaging Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


Zooko and I agreed to add setuptools metadata to Tahoe, to declare a dependency on the "numpy" library if someone asks for the "reliability_tool" feature out of Tahoe.

I don't know if this will make it possible to auto-install numpy (I've never tried to easy_install it), but it *will* provide more information that we were offering before. It will also *not* require numpy for the general case, something which is important to me because the "reliability tool" web page is a tiny little piece of optional functionality and isn't worth the effort of compiling all of numpy. It's also important to me that we not burden users with the decision of whether they need numpy or not.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed at 2009-06-02T02:49:11Z by zooko

  • Owner changed from somebody to zooko
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed at 2011-05-20T22:38:23Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords numpy packaging added
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