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Osx-arm64

macOS ARM builds on conda-forge

 

Back in June Apple revealed its plan to transition away from Intel processors inside the Mac to its own processors, Apple Silicon a custom ARM based chip. Whilst initial reports on performance have been very promising, there is always the concern about support for the key scientific software libraries such as numpy and scipy.

Well it seems a new platform osx-arm64 has been added to the build matrix of conda-forge.

Full details are here https://conda-forge.org/blog/posts/2020-10-29-macos-arm64/.

Installed conda will be able to install packages like numpy, scipy. Currently there are about 100 packages out of 10000 packages pre-built for this platform.

Also see clang compilers for conda-build 3

https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/clang_osx-arm64


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