[SciPy-User] Win7. Why Don't Matplotlib, ... Show up in Control Panel Add-Remove?

Christoph Gohlke cgohlke@uci....
Sun Aug 8 22:54:10 CDT 2010

On 8/8/2010 6:42 PM, Wayne Watson wrote:
> Funny, I wrote the post; however, my intention here is to find out why
> that seems to be true. Why is MPL so special that it doesn't list in
> Control Panel Add-Remove?

First, it would really help if you specify the versions of Python, 
matplotlib, etc. you are using.

Second, I believe your question has previously been answered in the 
numpy-discussion thread referenced by Josef.

Chances are you are using Python 2.5 and the matplotlib and scipy 
installers created with Python 2.5's distutils. These installers don't 
know about Windows 7 UAC and unless they are run specifically with 
administrator privileges will not be able to write the uninstall entries 
to the to the Windows registry. The numpy installers are using NSIS, 
which is UAC aware.

> On 8/8/2010 5:58 PM, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Tommy Grav<tgrav@mac.com>   wrote:
>>> On Aug 8, 2010, at 8:34 PM, Felipe Raimann wrote:
>>> See the list archives (http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/scipy-user/)
>>> ______________________________________________
>>> or http://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo
>>> for archive for all the appropriate lists.
>>> Tommy
>> or more specifically
>> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2010-February/048315.html
>> Josef


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