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The long grind begins

Posted by Russell on September 09, 2006 at 5:15 p.m.
Sometimes, I'm really amazed that people are able to accomplish anything in computational science. It has turned out to be nearly impossible to package up Scipy in a way that I can distribute to people running, for example, Fedora or MacOS. It's not fair to ask people like my mom to install g77 and start debugging build options just to run the Ophidian client. Scipy is damn-near impossible to compile, so building it as an egg also damn-near impossible. With only four nodes working on my problem, at least I'll have plenty of time to figure it out.

Dependency issues notwithstanding, I finally have a (hopefully) distributable version of Ophidian. I'm going to make sure it gets through the first case before giving the client out to people. So far, here is the work:

Aside from a few dropped blocks, it looks like it's pretty much glitch-free. There are a few points on the outboard midplane that I'll have to go back andhere is the work manually recompute, but that shouldn't be too bad.

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