I have not found much documentation on PyGeoprocessing, but from what I have read, I would like to try it out. I downloaded the package from here . . . https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pygeoprocessing. One of the links indicates that it's a wheel file, but when I downloaded it, the source is what I got (no .whl file).

Does this utility need to be installed or do you just use the python scripts without installing it first?

I do have all of the prerequisites installed (numpy, scipy, etc.). I don't know how many people out there are familiar with PyGeoprocessing, but I hope someone is.

  • I did run the setup.py script and it created a .eggs folder, but I don't know what that did. Aug 6, 2015 at 14:13

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Try using pip to install the package. Follow the link to install pip and then use the command "pip install pygeoprocessing" It will even download the prerequisites for you. But I had to do a bit of fiddling around to get the instal to work. Luckily the error messages during the install told me what was missing.

In my case I had to download first install Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 compiler.

  • Yes, this did it! I didn't think it would install unless I had the whl file, but it did what you indicated. Thanks so much! Aug 6, 2015 at 18:46

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