Question re: installing basemap in ipython

Hi,
I would like to install basemap to use with ipython to map lat,long points
on a map. I have downloaded the following basemap master folder (
https://github.com/matplotlib/basemap) and issued the install command,
!python setup.py install, in ipython while the working directory was set to
the main basemap folder.

However, I get an error which appears to be related to a missing file
associated with visual studio: "error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat"

To my knowledge, visual studio has not been installed on this machine. I'm
wondering if I need to install visual studio in order to install basemap
for python or if there is a work around.

If you could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate
it. Many thanks in advance.
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Short story:
you're not going to be able to build from source on windows without a lot
of finicking and maybe a $10,000 grant. You also don't need to operate from
within IPython. The normal command line will suffice.

Install it from Christophe Golke's binaries or conda.
http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#basemap

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On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 3:51 PM, BK Linen <brooklinen at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,
I would like to install basemap to use with ipython to map lat,long points
on a map. I have downloaded the following basemap master folder (
https://github.com/matplotlib/basemap) and issued the install command,
!python setup.py install, in ipython while the working directory was set to
the main basemap folder.

However, I get an error which appears to be related to a missing file
associated with visual studio: "error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat"

To my knowledge, visual studio has not been installed on this machine. I'm
wondering if I need to install visual studio in order to install basemap
for python or if there is a work around.

If you could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate
it. Many thanks in advance.

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