[gdal-dev] Installing additional packages for python in OSGeo4W

Aleksey Naumov anaumov at gmail.com
Thu May 6 14:28:39 EDT 2010

Dear GDAL experts,

What is the best/recommended way to install additional python packages for
the Python bundled with OSGeo4W (currently 2.5.2)? Specifically, I am
looking for the following packages (which do not seem to be available via
the OSGeo4W installer; neither should they be, necessarily):
  - IPython
  - SQLAlchemy
  - xlrd (module to read Excel files)

I am still struggling with assembling on my Windows machine a complete
Python/GDAL toolchain (python, GDAL utility programs and python bindings),
which could also include other add-on modules (such as those listed above).
As per responses (thank you!) to my earlier posting (
http://www.mail-archive.com/gdal-dev@lists.osgeo.org/msg04681.html) I am
trying to build this toolset with OSGeo4W.

I also tried assembling the toolset using just a standard Python 2.5
installation (python.org), combined with easy_install for xlrd and
sqlalchemy. However, I could not install GDAL, neither via easy_install
(could not compile since I did not have Visual Studio 2003; even though I
had VS 2005), nor following instructions on the GDAL page at PYPI (
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/GDAL/). On the PYPI page the link to "GDAL
Python Bindings" points to the page itself, and I have no idea where to get
the actual download (expected to see something like

So, any advice on how to make all these pieces work together is greatly
appreciated. Once again, the required pieces are: Windows, Python 2.5, GDAL
(utility programs & python bindings), IPython, SQLAlchemy, xlrd (+ ability
to install other add-on packages).

Thank you,

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