Installing Python Binding on Windows

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To install the Python binding on Windows one must follow the instructions in the following: 

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/pythonengineering/2016/04/11/unable-to-...

The reason is that ActiveState Python version 2.7.X is built with Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft provides Visual Studio 2008, which one must install, so that Python C extensions can be built. 

Also, if one still sees the "error "error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat" message at the Visual Studio 2008 command prompt, then one needs to do the following: 

pip install --upgrade​ setuptools