'import pylab' error


Python crashes on one of my computers when I execute: import pylab

All I need to do is execute this one line of code and poof.

A dialog pops up stating that "python.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

We are sorry for the inconvenience…

I installed matplotlib version 0.99.1 using python xy. However I encountered this same

problem when I installed using the python 2.6.4 and matplotlib-0.99.1.win32-py2.6 installers.

Running python using verbose output shows that a problem is encountered when the statement

import matplotlib.transforms # precompiled from C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\transforms.pyc

is reached. This may be the culprit.

Thanks for any help,