Setting longer default decimal precision

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Nov 20 20:59:11 CET 2013

On 20/11/2013 19:34, Kay Y. Jheallee wrote:
> Ah, that looks like just the puppy I'm looking for. :)
> Okay then, I just installed the PortableApps version of Python,
> but when I downloaded "mpmath-0.17.win32" the installer aborted with "No
> Python installation found in the registry".
> So I'm trying to install "setuptools 1.4" (and do it that way) at
> but where is the "Download" link ("Downloads" just shifts down to the
> page section)?  I'm just looking for the ".zip" file version (if one
> exists), not ".tar.gz".
> Thx!

Advice from a long time Python Windows user that's aimed at everybody, 
not just the OP.  Always try and find a binary installer, it's far 
easier than messing about with ".zip" or ".tar.gz" files.  In particular 
it avoids the infamous "error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat", which in 
plain English means you've not got Visual C++ installed or you've got 
the wrong version.

A very good site to find binaries is this  You can safely ignore the 
"Unofficial" at the top of the page, I've been using stuff from there 
for years and never, ever had a problem.

Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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