GMSPython 3.7 and tkinter

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GMSPython 3.7 and tkinter

Post by mkbonde » 2 weeks ago

What is the timeline for updating the Python installation that comes with GAMS?
As of version 3.7, the standard Python installation on Windows comes with tkinter. Will that also be the case for the version shipped with GAMS in future releases?

(It would be very convenient if our clients had access to a Python installation with tkinter without having to install anything other than GAMS).

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Re: GMSPython 3.7 and tkinter

Post by Clemens » 1 week ago

Hello,

There is currently no time schedule for updates of the Python version that is shipped with GAMS. It is primarily meant to be used as a minimal Python interpreter for certain GAMS features, especially the Embedded Code Python Facility. If there is a need for specific Python configurations, a separate Python installation might be more appropriate. Beside Python itself, distributions like Anaconda and Miniconda make it easy to create and share different Python environments.

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Clemens

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Re: GMSPython 3.7 and tkinter

Post by mkbonde » 1 week ago

That is very reasonable and we will probably end up using Miniconda to help our clients.
I only ask in case you were already planning on updating the interpreter soon (since you recently added support for Python 3.7).
Most packages today can be easily installed using pip making it easy to build on the 'minimal' interpreter.

Thanks in any case for the great API and embedded code feature.

Best,
Martin

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