From: W. eWatson on
On 8/8/2010 10:56 AM, Benjamin Kaplan wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM, David Robinow<drobinow(a)> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Mark Lawrence<breamoreboy(a)> wrote:
>>> On 08/08/2010 17:16, W. eWatson wrote:
>>>> See Subject. I use matplotlib, scipy, numpy and possibly one other
>>>> module. If I go to the control panel, I only see numpy listed. Why? I
>>>> use a search and find only numpy and Python itself. How can matplotlib
>>>> and scipy be uninstalled?
>>> Have you heard of google?
>> google is not relevant to this issue. This group is the correct forum.
>> I'm not sure what the answer to the OP's problem is. If you no longer
>> wish to use these modules I suggest doing nothing. No harm will
>> result.
> Since this is specifically a matplotlib and scipy question, the most
> relevant forums would be the matplotlib and scipy mailing lists. The
> maintainers of those projects are probably on those lists, and they'll
> be able to answer this question better than we can since they know
> what the installers do in the first place.
Well, you have a good point, and I will do that. However, I'm surprised
there doesn't seem to be some uniformity on this subject.

Yes, removing them directly is an option, but I prefer to find out why
the discrepancy? BTW, I really do not plan to remove them now. The
anomaly does deserve an answer.

To suggest Google as above, makes no sense to me. This is the place to
ask, as another poster stated.
From: W. eWatson on
On 8/8/2010 5:51 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 16:15:45 -0700, W. eWatson wrote:
>> To suggest Google as above, makes no sense to me. This is the place to
>> ask, as another poster stated.
> He may have stated it, but the evidence suggests he's wrong. You're
> asking a question about the details of the installers used specifically
> by scipy and matplotlib. Most people here have no idea about that, hence
> the lack of useful answers. The best likelihood of finding a solution is
> to go to a specialist forum, not a generic one.
> In any case, suggesting Google is *always* relevant. You gave us no
> reason at all to think that you had made any effort to solve the problem
> yourself before asking for us to volunteer our time. That's rude. Did you
> google for "uninstall scipy" before asking for help? Did you make any
> effort to read the Scipy manual first? Did you make any effort *at all*?
> If you had -- and for all we know, you might have spent days trying to
> solve this, or 3 seconds, or anything in between -- you didn't say so.
> Suggesting that you do some googling is absolutely relevant.
> Perhaps it's about time that we point you at this:
> I don't agree with everything the author says, but the basic position is
> about right.
For the last few hours, I've been on the scipy and numpy mail list, per
a suggestion. No one seems to really understand uninstall there. I think
Ben Caplan may have it right. You and I need go no further with this. We