Install instructions out of date, pip dependencies?

Issue #1045 resolved
Matthew Brett
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Hi,

Thanks for openpyxl ...

I just noticed that, in your current docs, you advise developers to download and use Christoph Gohlke's wheels for lxml:

https://openpyxl.readthedocs.io/en/latest/windows-development.html

Testing just now, it looks as if openpyxl does not need lxml - at least, it does not come down with "pip install lxml". But - lxml has had Windows wheels for a while - now back through version 4.0.0.

Maybe worth amending the install instructions to reflect this?

Comments (6)

  1. CharlieC

    Thanks for the note. You definitely need lxml to run the tests and hence submit any code. There have been wheels for a while but the last time I checked I still got errors if I didn't use a download cache for Windows.

  2. Matthew Brett reporter

    I just checked the pip install into a fresh VM - no errors for the install. Were you thinking of some other error, after import? I will try to reproduce them, if so.

  3. CharlieC

    I was checking this on my Windows VM and while lxml is indeed playing nicely, I'm now seeing problems with Pandas. There is a workaround using the awful only-binary flag but I'm not sure how this should be documented.

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