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Python matplotlib install issue on Windows 7 for freetype, png packages

Using Python 2.7 on Windows 7. Here is the command I am using to install and error message. Wondering if anyone have met with similar issues before? Thanks.

C:\Python27\Scripts>pip install matplotlib
Collecting matplotlib
Downloading matplotlib-1.5.2.tar.gz (51.6MB)
100% |################################| 51.6MB 19kB/s
Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
============================================================================

Edit setup.cfg to change the build options

BUILDING MATPLOTLIB
matplotlib: yes [1.5.2]
python: yes [2.7.11 (v2.7.11:6d1b6a68f775, Dec 5 2015,
20:40:30) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)]]
platform: yes [win32]

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES AND EXTENSIONS
numpy: yes [version 1.11.1]
dateutil: yes [dateutil was not found. It is required for date

axis support. pip/easy_install may attempt to
install it after matplotlib.]
pytz: yes [pytz was not found. pip will attempt to install

it after matplotlib.]
cycler: yes [cycler was not found. pip will attempt to
install it after matplotlib.]
tornado: yes [tornado was not found. It is required for the
WebAgg backend. pip/easy_install may attempt to
install it after matplotlib.]
pyparsing: yes [pyparsing was not found. It is required for
mathtext support. pip/easy_install may attempt to
install it after matplotlib.]
libagg: yes [pkg-config information for 'libagg' could not
be found. Using local copy.]
freetype: no [The C/C++ header for freetype (ft2build.h)
could not be found. You may need to install the
development package.]
png: no [The C/C++ header for png (png.h) could not be
found. You may need to install the development
package.]
qhull: yes [pkg-config information for 'qhull' could not be

found. Using local copy.]

OPTIONAL SUBPACKAGES
sample_data: yes [installing]
toolkits: yes [installing]
tests: yes [nose 0.11.1 or later is required to run the
matplotlib test suite. Please install it with pip or

your preferred tool to run the test suite / mock is
required to run the matplotlib test suite. Please
install it with pip or your preferred tool to run
the test suite]
toolkits_tests: yes [nose 0.11.1 or later is required to run the
matplotlib test suite. Please install it with pip or

your preferred tool to run the test suite / mock is
required to run the matplotlib test suite. Please
install it with pip or your preferred tool to run
the test suite]

OPTIONAL BACKEND EXTENSIONS
macosx: no [Mac OS-X only]
qt5agg: no [PyQt5 not found]
qt4agg: no [PySide not found; PyQt4 not found]
gtk3agg: no [Requires pygobject to be installed.]
gtk3cairo: no [Requires cairocffi or pycairo to be installed.]

gtkagg: no [Requires pygtk]
tkagg: yes [installing; run-time loading from Python Tcl /
Tk]
wxagg: no [requires wxPython]
gtk: no [Requires pygtk]
agg: yes [installing]
cairo: no [cairocffi or pycairo not found]
windowing: yes [installing]

OPTIONAL LATEX DEPENDENCIES
dvipng: no
ghostscript: no
latex: no
pdftops: no

OPTIONAL PACKAGE DATA
dlls: no [skipping due to configuration]

============================================================================

* The following required packages can not be built:
* freetype, png

----------------------------------------
Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in c:\users\foo\a
ppdata\local\temp\pip-build-zxfsow\matplotlib\

Answer

http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/

Get matplotlib from above location. Choose correct package based on python(2.x/3.x) and bit(32/64) version.

32-bit 2.7: matplotlib-1.5.2-cp27-cp27m-win32.whl
64-bit 2.7: matplotlib-1.5.2-cp27-cp27m-win_amd64.whl

If you face any issues in the middle, please refer to below link: http://stackoverflow.com/a/38618044/5334188

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