DLL load failed

Hi,

I have matplotlib 1.0 for python 2.5 (installed from matplotlib-1.0.0.win32-py2.5.exe). I’m using windows7 64 bit. When I try to import anything, e.g.

from matplotlib.figure import Figure

I’m getting this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
File “C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\figure.py”, line 16, in <module

import artist

File “C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\artist.py”, line 6, in

from transforms import Bbox, IdentityTransform, TransformedBbox, Transformed

Path
File “C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\transforms.py”, line 34, in <mo

from matplotlib._path import affine_transform

ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

When I run this code in python interpreter, I get another clue: windows (?) displays the following message in the popup window: The program can’t start because MSVCP71.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I have another computer with windows XP 32 bit and it works fine from there. I know about other computer with 32 bit system where it also works without problems. I’ve found a ticket in a bug tracker from 2008 with identical error but no replies. I’ve downloaded this MSVCP71.dll from the internet and put it in windows\system32 but it didnt help (still the same error). Seems like the problem with 64 bit windows. But is it only me? Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks

Paweł

Try to place MSVCP71.dll in C:\Windows\SysWOW64. Windows\system32 is for 64 bit files only on a 64 bit Windows OS.

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On 8/15/2010 2:06 PM, Paweł Roman wrote:

Hi,

I have matplotlib 1.0 for python 2.5 (installed from
matplotlib-1.0.0.win32-py2.5.exe
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/matplotlib/files/matplotlib/matplotlib-1.0/matplotlib-1.0.0.win32-py2.5.exe/download>).
I'm using windows7 64 bit. When I try to import anything, e.g.

from matplotlib.figure import Figure

I'm getting this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
   File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\figure.py", line 16,
in <module

     import artist
   File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\artist.py", line 6, in
<module>

     from transforms import Bbox, IdentityTransform, TransformedBbox,
Transformed
Path
   File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\transforms.py", line
34, in <mo
>
     from matplotlib._path import affine_transform
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

When I run this code in python interpreter, I get another clue: windows
(?) displays the following message in the popup window: The program
can't start because MSVCP71.dll is missing from your computer. Try
reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I have another computer with windows XP 32 bit and it works fine from
there. I know about other computer with 32 bit system where it also
works without problems. I've found a ticket in a bug tracker from 2008
with identical error but no replies. I've downloaded this MSVCP71.dll
from the internet and put it in windows\system32 but it didnt help
(still the same error). Seems like the problem with 64 bit windows. But
is it only me? Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks

Paweł

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Christoph