Cygwin and Python3

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Feb 10 16:59:41 EST 2016

On 2/10/2016 4:26 PM, Benoit Izac wrote:
> Larry Hudson <orgnut at> writes:

>> Since Python runs natively in Windows, why are you trying to run it
>> with Cygwin? I'm not implying that you shouldn't, just offhand I don't
>> see a reason for it.
> I do it because it's easier to install third party packages, those that
> need an external library to run. Cygwin come with a lot of lib* and
> lib*-devel that permit to just run `pip install xxx' if not already
> packaged. I gave a try on the native Windows version and Anaconda but
> there is at least one package that I could not run (and I loosed
> a lot of time to compile a bunch of libraries).
> Example of package: pyproj (proj4), openpyxl with lxml (libxml2,
> libxslt) and pillow (libjpeg, zlib, libtiff, ...), psycopg2 (libpq).

I belive these are all available at

Terry Jan Reedy

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