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

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Thu May 6 15:39:17 EDT 2010

Hi Aleksey,

With regard to ipython, if you register the o4w python with windows[1] 
you should be able to run the standard ipy windows installer, which will 
put ipy in %pythonhome%\Lib\site-packages. This may work for the other 
extra programs too.

[1] optional package to register python in Windows registry - 

Longer term, I'd like see ipython added to the o4w packages list, but 
have not had the time to devote to it yet.


matt wilkie
Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology
Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
867-667-8133 Tel * 867-393-7003 Fax

On 06/05/2010 11:28 AM, Aleksey Naumov wrote:
> 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 <http://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 
> GDAL-1.6.0.win32-py2.5.exe).
> 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,
> Aleksey

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