Can't use numpy in IronPython?

I discovered that using numpy in IronPython requires a lot of jumping through hoops and that the usable numpy version is a 2011 archive with no planned updates: https://stackoverflow.com/a/34630229

It appears that IronPython 2.7 has not been seriously worked on by Microsoft since 2012, in favor of CPython: https://stackoverflow.com/a/51900761

Not being able to easily use numpy in IronPython is going to seriously affect the work for which I use Red Gate.

My questions are:
1) Is there a known alternative or workaround to navigate the lack of easy access to numpy in the IronPython generator right now?  
2) Are there any plans to phase IronPython out of Red Gate in the future in favor of an alternative that supports major Python libraries like numpy and scipy?


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    Thanks for your inquiry!

    SQL Data Generator only supports IronPython 2.7 or earlier at the moment, but as a workaround you could try pointing it at newer libraries to see by starting up SQL Data Generator then going Tools > Application options and changing this path to the new libraries.

    Sean Quigley | Product Support Engineer | Redgate Software

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