Hi Ward,

Thanks for the swift reaction.  So a scipy-0.17.1-intel-2016b-Python-2.7.12.eb 
should not be needed, since the Python module Python-2.7.12-intel-2016b.eb has 
scipy 0.17.1 in its extension list?

So the only think popping up to me is the mpi4py, if a user needs a 2.0.0 
instead of the 1.3.1 inside the Python config.  But in general this should not 
be a performance issue like e.g. compile netlib blas vs MKL.  Correct?

Knowing this earlier might have saved me some time.  But it will now into the 
future.  Should we sort of retire (that is remove) things like SciPy from the 

Thanks and best wishes

On 22 Aug 2016, at 15:40, Ward Poelmans 
<ward.poelm...@ugent.be<mailto:ward.poelm...@ugent.be>> wrote:

On 22-08-16 15:27, Joachim Hein wrote:

Looking into e.g. Python-2.7.12-intel-2016b.eb it seems this is building
stuff like scipy, numpy and mpi4py (sometimes old versions).  Why are
the separate easyconfigs for those kind of packages as well?  Are the
later obsolete?  Someone minds clueing me?

The current policy is to include 'extensions' in the main easyconfig if
they don't require extra dependencies. If they need additional deps, we
create a separate easyconfig. The reason that there something are
separate easyconfigs for mpi4py and such is if we need a newer or older
version then included in the main easyconfig.


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