[MRG+2] docs: installation instructions, mention conda in the beginning (closes #2475) #2477
As I commented in #2475 , I've installed Windows in a VM to test Scrapy installation.
Sure enough, Conda seems the easiest way, I've had no problems at all with it.
As for PyPI, I was unable to test it: I couldn't even get Python to work without Anaconda (CPython installation kept freezing). :(
Anyway, I know this is just a data point, but given the trouble that is installing and compiling stuff on Windows, I think it makes sense to mention the conda option right in the beginning and to remove all the complication about setting up Python on Windows.
What do you think?
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