How to programatically run python setup script?

  distutils, installation, python, setuptools

I am trying to run python a setup build/install script programmatically (in this case the Python-Matlab engine), that is run the following

python build --build-base="C:temp"

equivalently from a python program. I’ve come up with the following which does not work (as the setup seems to try to install in the setup script directory

from setuptools import sandbox
setup_script = ""
sandbox.run_setup(setup_script, ['build','--build-base="C:temp"'])

Is this kind of the right approach (with setuptools)? (Also I can’t make a os.system python call since I eventually want to build and run it from a single executable)

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