Win7. Why Don't Matplotlib, ... Show up in Control Panel Add-Remove?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Aug 9 02:51:42 CEST 2010

On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 16:15:45 -0700, W. eWatson wrote:

> To suggest Google as above, makes no sense to me. This is the place to
> ask, as another poster stated.

He may have stated it, but the evidence suggests he's wrong. You're 
asking a question about the details of the installers used specifically 
by scipy and matplotlib. Most people here have no idea about that, hence 
the lack of useful answers. The best likelihood of finding a solution is 
to go to a specialist forum, not a generic one.

In any case, suggesting Google is *always* relevant. You gave us no 
reason at all to think that you had made any effort to solve the problem 
yourself before asking for us to volunteer our time. That's rude. Did you 
google for "uninstall scipy" before asking for help? Did you make any 
effort to read the Scipy manual first? Did you make any effort *at all*? 
If you had -- and for all we know, you might have spent days trying to 
solve this, or 3 seconds, or anything in between -- you didn't say so.

Suggesting that you do some googling is absolutely relevant.

Perhaps it's about time that we point you at this:

I don't agree with everything the author says, but the basic position is 
about right.


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