matplotlib installation

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at
Fri Jun 12 08:50:21 EDT 2009

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:33:36 GMT, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac at> wrote:
>On 6/12/2009 5:55 AM Virgil Stokes apparently wrote:
>> Any suggestions on installing matplotlib for Python 2.6.2 on a Windows
>> Vista platform?
>Maintainers for some packages have run into a wall
>compiling for 2.6.  Matplotlib is one of these:
>Another package I care about is SimpleParse, which also
>found compiling for 2.6 to be impossible.  I do not know
>if this was the same problem or not, but it means that
>SimpleParse is *still* not available as an installer for 2.6.
>I assume this is of great concern to the Python community,
>but I do not know where the discussion is taking place.

Some discussion has occurred in the issue tracker:

In general, the people responsible for how CPython builds on Windows
don't seem to consider this an issue.


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