[Matplotlib-users] Question re: installing basemap in ipython

BK Linen brooklinen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 18:51:34 EST 2015

I would like to install basemap to use with ipython to map lat,long points
on a map. I have downloaded the following basemap master folder (
https://github.com/matplotlib/basemap) and issued the install command,
!python setup.py install, in ipython while the working directory was set to
the main basemap folder.

However, I get an error which appears to be related to a missing file
associated with visual studio: "error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat"

To my knowledge, visual studio has not been installed on this machine. I'm
wondering if I need to install visual studio in order to install basemap
for python or if there is a work around.

If you could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate
it.  Many thanks in advance.
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