Failed building wheel for wordcloud 105

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Trying to install wordcloud on windows 7. Getting the following error
Failed to build wordcloud
Installing collected packages: wordcloud
Running install for wordcloud

Complete output from command C:\Users\nitin.agarwal\AppData\Local\Continuum
Anaconda3\python.exe -c "import setuptools, tokenize;file='C:\Users\NITIN~
le(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(file).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), fil
e, 'exec'))" install --record C:\Users\NITIN~1.AGA\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-gdv7
89h9-record\install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile:
running install
running build
running build_py
running build_ext
building 'wordcloud.query_integral_image' extension
error: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified

Command "C:\Users\nitin.agarwal\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda3\python.exe -c
"import setuptools, tokenize;file='C:\Users\NITIN1.AGA\AppData\Local\T
emp\pip-build-r2gzu169\wordcloud\';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'op
en', open)(file).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), file, 'exec'))" install -
-record C:\Users\NITIN1.AGA\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-gdv789h9-record\install-reco
rd.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" failed with error code 1 i
n C:\Users\NITIN~1.AGA\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-r2gzu169\wordcloud
Sep 14, 2020 in Python by Rajiv
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If you are running Python 3.5 you need VS2015. When you install it you have to make sure you select "Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015" under Programming Languages/Visual C++ as it is not checked by default. If you already installed VS2015, you need to do Change/Modify from Programs and Features under Control Panel. 

This worked for me. For reference, I'm running Anaconda3 2.4.1 with Python 3.5.1 x64. Hope this helped.

answered Sep 14, 2020 by Gitika
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