Author paul.moore
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Date 2015-03-20.20:35:14
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> 99% of Python users should be getting a distribution rather than the installers

I'm not at all convinced by this logic. On Windows, as far as I'm aware, the only "major" Python distributions are Anaconda and Enthought, both of which are intended mainly for the scientific community.

What "distribution" would you suggest for a web developer? For a system admin who wants to write automation scripts? For a database admin doing reporting and automation? For an application developer planning on packaging his application with py2exe/cx_freeze? For a game developer embedding Python? I'd assume all of those target audiences would use the installers.

Honestly, my guess (conceded, this is based on no actual metrics) would be that 99% of Windows users use the installers, certainly not the other way around.
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