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

Christoph Gohlke cjgohlke at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 08:30:46 CEST 2010


On Aug 8, 9:54 pm, "W. eWatson" <wolftra... at invalid.com> wrote:
> On 8/8/2010 5:51 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>
> > 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 andmatplotlib. 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:
>
> >http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> > Idon'tagree with everything the author says, but the basic position is
> > about right.
>
> For the last few hours, I've been on the scipy and numpy mail list, per
> a suggestion. No one seems to really understand uninstall there.

Well. Your question has been answered on Numpy-discussion in February
and again today on SciPy-users.

> I think
> Ben Caplan may have it right. You and I need go no further with this. We
> disagree--again.



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