what kind of errors did you get when building on windows? I recently found out that Visual Studio is required to build MPL on windows. This is because MPL contains C++ sources. Additionally, you must have the same version of Visual Studio that was used to build Python. So if you installed python 2.2.1 from a windows installer, then you will have to find out which version of Visual Studio to use. But I think if you build python yourself, then you can use whatever version of Visual Studio you want.
This is the error you get when you have the wrong version of Visual Studio. At least in Python 2.6. The error message may be different in older versions of python.
error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
From: Schnappauf, Andreas [mailto:Andreas.Schnappauf@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:04 AM
Subject: [Matplotlib-users] Older Version of Matplotlib for Python 2.2.1
I was searching for an older version of matplotlib for using it with python 2.2.1 (parts of the project can only be interpreted with this old version :().
Is there a package for an installation under windows (just like the current versions)?
I tried to build 0.80 and 0.87 from the sources and had no success.
Thx for any help!
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