[Matplotlib-users] Problems with pip3 install of matplotlib-1.4.3

psychemedia tony.hirst at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 08:58:58 EDT 2015

Trying to install matplotlib using:

pip3 install matplotlib

I'm getting the following issue which looks like it could be a python 3
incompatibility issue?

Collecting matplotlib
  Downloading matplotlib-1.4.3.tar.gz (50.4MB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 50.4MB 10.4MB/s 
    Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 20, in <module>
      File "/tmp/pip-build-lgeaee7f/matplotlib/setup.py", line 155, in
        result = package.check()
      File "/tmp/pip-build-lgeaee7f/matplotlib/setupext.py", line 1287, in
        import pyparsing
      File "/usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/pyparsing.py", line 1557
        print t
    SyntaxError: Missing parentheses in call to 'print'
    Edit setup.cfg to change the build options
                matplotlib: yes [1.4.3]
                    python: yes [3.4.3 (default, Oct 14 2015, 20:33:09) 
                  platform: yes [linux]
                     numpy: yes [version 1.10.1]
                       six: yes [using six version 1.10.0]
                  dateutil: yes [using dateutil version 2.2]
                      pytz: yes [using pytz version 2015.7]
                   tornado: yes [using tornado version 4.2.1]
Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in

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