[IPython-User] windows installer problem

Kenneth Odom kennethodom21@gmail....
Mon Sep 23 11:40:23 CDT 2013

I had some of the same issues, but have had great success using binaries from the following source:


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On Sep 23, 2013, at 8:41 AM, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a student who is using IPython for a project.  He needs to use some packages that aren't supported in Canopy Free and he has had some problems with Anaconda.  So, I suggested he try downloading and installing the packages himself.  He is running Windows; I am pretty sure it is Windows 7.  I wanted to do a test for him, so I booted my laptop into Windows and uninstalled everything.  I then installed Python 2.7.5 from the msi along with the following packages:
>  numpy-1.7.1-win32-superpack-python2.7.exe
> matplotlib-1.3.0.win32-py2.7.exe
> scipy-0.12.0-win32-superpack-python2.7.exe
> and then I installed  ipython-1.1.0.py2-win32.exe, which I downloaded from github.
> The installer doesn't add anything to my windows start menu (I am running Windows 7).  There is not even an ipython folder in the start menu.
> If I navigate to C:\Python27\Scripts and try to run ipython.exe, I get the following traceback:
> C:\Python27\Scripts>ipython.exe
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\Python27\Scripts\ipython-script.py", line 5, in <module>
>     from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
> ImportError: No module named pkg_resources
> Is there a way to get IPython to work in windows without Canopy or Anaconda?
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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