Matplotlib Windows binaries - problem

Hi,

I’m trying to install matplotlib on a windows machine at work to try and demonstrate its usefulness. I have Python 2.6 installed and managed to use the numpy binary install without admin priviledges.

The matplotlib binary installer, however, requires admin priviledges, and I don’t understand why - is an alternative installer available, because otherwise, I’ll have to drop matplotlib and Python for somethign else, as IT will take a month or two to install it for me.

I know I could build it myself, but the same restrictions are causing problems getting the pre-requisites installed!

Cheers,
Fred

Fred

I have not tried installing mpl on windows, but when building on
Linux, I can pass the --user option in the command-line to setupegg.py
to do a local build and install. Maybe the same is available on
Windows?

Ben Root

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On Friday, November 26, 2010, Fred Pollard <fred.pollard@...287...> wrote:

Hi,

I'm trying to install matplotlib on a windows machine at work to try and demonstrate its usefulness. I have Python 2.6 installed and managed to use the numpy binary install without admin priviledges.

The matplotlib binary installer, however, requires admin priviledges, and I don't understand why - is an alternative installer available, because otherwise, I'll have to drop matplotlib and Python for somethign else, as IT will take a month or two to install it for me.

I know I could build it myself, but the same restrictions are causing problems getting the pre-requisites installed!

Cheers,
Fred

Hi,
I'm trying to install matplotlib on a windows machine at work to try and
demonstrate its usefulness. I have Python 2.6 installed and managed to
use the numpy binary install without admin priviledges.
The matplotlib binary installer, however, requires admin priviledges,
and I don't understand why - is an alternative installer available,
because otherwise, I'll have to drop matplotlib and Python for somethign
else, as IT will take a month or two to install it for me.
I know I could build it myself, but the same restrictions are causing
problems getting the pre-requisites installed!
Cheers,
Fred

The matplotlib installers for Windows are executable ZIP files generated by Python's builtin distutils package with the --user-access-control=auto option. See the following links for previous discussions and a workaround for your problem.

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On 11/26/2010 2:28 AM, Fred Pollard wrote:

<http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=2858636&group_id=80706&atid=560720> <http://www.mail-archive.com/matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net/msg17728.html>
<http://www.mail-archive.com/matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net/msg13466.html>

Christoph