2018-02-21 Install spacy on Windows¶

It is not difficult to install spacy on Windows. The site Unofficial Windows Binaries for Python Extension Packages hosted a compiled version. But I tried:

import spacy
spacy.load('fr')

And that did not work for an isue about utf-8. It comes from the installation of module fr_core_news_sm. It needs to be decompressed and the setup needs to be modified (remove the second line about utf-8). Finally:

python setup.py install

Or to build it:

python setup.py bdist_wheel