[SciPy-User] Scipy stack: standard packages (poll)

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Oct 3 17:34:54 CDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Christoph Gohlke <cgohlke@uci.edu> wrote:
> On 10/3/2012 3:09 PM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
>> On 3 October 2012 22:06, Christoph Gohlke <cgohlke@uci.edu> wrote:
>>> it was mentioned before: none of the suggested packages can read or
>>> write image files on their own, except for matplotlib's built-in PNG
>>> support. Matplotlib, Scipy and skimage depend on other, optional
>>> packages or binaries for image I/O: PIL, FreeImage, GDAL, PyQt.
>> If we include scikits-image (which looks unlikely based on the current
>> poll results), we had agreed to specify FreeImage, or possibly one of
>> FreeImage and PIL.
>> Matplotlib will need at least one backend installed, and the
>> documentation says "Most backends support png, pdf, ps, eps and svg."
>> That seems adequate. For saving images, there's less need to require a
>> range of formats than if loading them is a key feature.
>> Thomas
> I thought PIL was out of question because it's abandonware.

Pillow is a maintained, drop-in fork:


Robert Kern

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