If you are trying to build a wheel (a pre-compiled package) for scikit-image, you will need to have pip and setuptools installed. You will also need to have the necessary build tools and dependencies for scikit-image.
To build the wheel, you can use the following command:
pip wheel scikit-image -w wheelhouse
This will build a wheel for scikit-image and place it in the “wheelhouse” directory. You can then install the wheel using the following command:
pip install wheelhouse/scikit_image-*.whl
If you encounter any issues while building the wheel or during the installation process, you may need to troubleshoot and resolve them before proceeding.
https://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#scikit-image [download this]