creation of .matplotlib directory

Hello -

It was brought to my attention that when matplotlib is installed on win32, the .matplotlib directory is not created in the \Documents and Settings\username directory until matplotlib is imported once (for exampe from pylab import *). This causes some confusion for new users in the installation process (like the students in my class). One of the problems is that many users cannot create a directory with the name ‘.matplotlib’, as XP requires a folder to have a name, not just an extension (those MS guys…). Can the install script be modified to create this directory (and preferably put the matplotlibrc file in it) when matplotlib is installed?