Shapely 1.2

Shapely 1.2 source distribution and Windows installers for win32 and amd64 have been uploaded to and See the wiki for links to all the distributions.

To install and try it out (in a virtualenv):

$ pip install


$ easy_install

I always like to remind my readers that Shapely is a spin-off from a publicly-funded project. Major portions of this work were supported by a grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities ( Factoring more widely useful packages out of our specialized ancient world studies application is part of our sustainability strategy. It pays off: most of the hard work toward 1.2 was done independently by Aron Bierbaum. I'm very pleased with the public/private interest collaboration we've got going on.

Share and enjoy.