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Documentation problem about installing matplotlib #2330

anshbansal opened this Issue Aug 22, 2013 · 3 comments

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There is a problem with your documentation at
for installing matplotlib 1.3.0. It says that I need only Python, numpy as prerequisites but that is incorrect. I also had to install dateutil and pyparsing.

I installed on WIndows 7 and the instructions for windows at
also said I needed numpy

I downloaded matplotlib1.3.0 for Python 3.3 for 32-bit Python from your download page at

Matplotlib Developers member

Related to #2729 . I think this particular problem (dateutils and pyparsing) is fixed so closing.

@tacaswell tacaswell closed this Jan 17, 2014

unless I did somehting wrong,
matplotlib-1.3.1.win32-py2.7.exe downloaded on 14.1.2014 still had the issue
fresh installation of python 2.7, numpy and matplotlib.

while the dependencies are listed in the documentation for installation from source, it still says:
"These are external packages which you will need to install before installing matplotlib. Windows users only need the first two (python and numpy) since the others are built into the matplotlib Windows installers ...."

Matplotlib Developers member

I missed the sentence about windows.

@mdboom Someone who understands the windows installer should address this.

@tacaswell tacaswell reopened this Jan 20, 2014
@tacaswell tacaswell added the has_patch label Mar 8, 2014
@tacaswell tacaswell closed this in #2848 Apr 3, 2014
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