Setting longer default decimal precision

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
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
>
>     https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools/1.4
>
> 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 
http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/.  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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