I'm trying to install matplotlib on a windows machine at work to try and demonstrate its usefulness.  I have Python 2.6 installed and managed to use the numpy binary install without admin priviledges.
The matplotlib binary installer, however, requires admin priviledges, and I don't understand why - is an alternative installer available, because otherwise, I'll have to drop matplotlib and Python for somethign else, as IT will take a month or two to install it for me. 
I know I could build it myself, but the same restrictions are causing problems getting the pre-requisites installed!