[Pythonmac-SIG] eggs and extraction

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 02:54:37 CET 2006

belinda thom wrote:
> Now I can't figure out how to access the documentation. Part of the  
> problem is that I'm pretty confused about what an egg is (I've  
> scanned easy_install and distutil related stuff, but learned little;  
> I'm not even sure where to look; Google often brings up content that  
> deals w/chicken eggs :-)

The documentation and examples were not included in the binary distribution that
you installed. You can get them from the source distribution.


The first 7 or so hits on a Google search for "python eggs" are all on-topic and
tell you what you want to know about eggs (although they won't tell you where to
get matplotlib documentation and examples).

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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