[Numpy-discussion] Installed NumPy and MatPlotLib in the Wrong Order. How uninstall MPL?

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Fri Feb 5 23:01:24 CST 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Wayne Watson
<sierra_mtnview@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> See Subject.
> I'm working in IDLE in Win7. It seems to me MPL gets stuck in
> site-packages under C:\Python25. Maybe this is as simple as deleting the
> entry?

What does it mean that MPL gets stuck? what kind of stuck?

(My experience is only windowsXP not Win7)

Often I just delete all directories and files for a package. However,
if the package has been installed with an installer and not with
easy_install or setup.py, there might be a removexxx,
(removematplotlib) under/in the Python25 directory (I have
Removematplotlib.exe for python24 but not for 25) and it might also be
in the windows registry, try Add/Remove Programs or whatever the Win7
equivalent is.

I just checked my Add/Remove Programs and I have several entries under
python 2.5 that are orphans because I deleted the directories but
didn't uninstall through an uninstaller, but again I see an entry for
matplotlib only for python 2.4, so maybe matplotlib doesn't pollute
the windows registry anymore.

If you don't find any matplotlib uninstall (as in my case for Py2.5),
you can just delete all files and directories in site-packages.


> Well, yes there's a MPL folder under site-packages and an info MPL file
> of 540 bytes. There  are  also pylab.py, pyc,and py0 files under site.
> What to do next?
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