build requirements for matplotlib

Nils Wagner wrote:

The latest version I see there is 2.3.9. Is this another instance of the sourceforge file display bug that haunted matplotlib recently?


Is it possible to install matplotlib with freetype 1.3.1 ?

I suspect the statement of "at least version 1.4" is true, but that requirement was created before I joined the project. However, version 1.3.1 is almost 10 years old -- it's worthwhile using something more recent if only for the quality of the rendering, if not outright API incompatibilities.



On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:15:27 -0400 > Michael Droettboom <mdroe@...86...> wrote:

Michael Droettboom
Science Software Branch
Operations and Engineering Division
Space Telescope Science Institute
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