Installing matplotlib for python 2.6 under windows

Hi!

I'm having a bit difficulty getting matplotlib to run under windows (vista x64) with python 2.6.
I downloaded the source from svn, ran the build and install commands, then copied the content of /build/lib.win32-2.6
to Lib/site-packages folder. But when I try to import pylab I get the following error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
    import pylab
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\pylab.py", line 1, in <module>
    from matplotlib.pylab import *
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\pylab.py", line 207, in <module>
    from matplotlib import mpl # pulls in most modules
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\mpl.py", line 1, in <module>
    from matplotlib import artist
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\artist.py", line 5, in <module>
    from transforms import Bbox, IdentityTransform, TransformedBbox, TransformedPath
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\transforms.py", line 34, in <module>
    from matplotlib._path import affine_transform
ImportError: No module named _path

So, where might I find the _path module be?

Thanks in advance,
Romi

Romi Agar wrote:

Hi!

I'm having a bit difficulty getting matplotlib to run under windows
(vista x64) with python 2.6.
I downloaded the source from svn, ran the build and install commands,

Does that mean "python setup.py install"?

then copied the content of /build/lib.win32-2.6
to Lib/site-packages folder.

Hmm, why did you have to do that? Doesn't the install step do that
automatically? Or did it break?

But when I try to import pylab I get the

following error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
    import pylab
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\pylab.py", line 1, in <module>
    from matplotlib.pylab import *
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\pylab.py", line 207, in
<module>
    from matplotlib import mpl # pulls in most modules
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\mpl.py", line 1, in
<module>
    from matplotlib import artist
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\artist.py", line 5, in
<module>
    from transforms import Bbox, IdentityTransform, TransformedBbox,
TransformedPath
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\transforms.py", line
34, in <module>
    from matplotlib._path import affine_transform
ImportError: No module named _path

So, where might I find the _path module be?

This gets compiled from C sources. Do you a C compiler on your system?
"Python 2.6 is built with MicroSoft Visual Studio 2008 (aka VC++ v 9.0),
but the free VC++ 2008 Express Edition compiles Python extensions just
fine", according to http://mien.sourceforge.net/docs/platform_win.html#py26

···

Thanks in advance,
Romi

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Aha, I did not have VC++ 2008 EE on my PC, so it actually didn't compile anything.
Now that I have it, I get a dependency problem with Freetype2. The build command fails with:
c:\python26\matpotlib\src\ft2font.h(13) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include
file: 'ft2build.h': No such file or directory

I downloaded the windows binaries of freetype2 in gnuwin32 project, but it doesn't seem to help. Or do I need to download freetype2 source and compile that. If so, maybe there is a detailed (step-by-step) guide installing the dependecies (libpng, zlib, freetype), because they don't seem to have windows installers like numpy has that actually works with matplotlib.

Any helpl appreciated.
When might we see matplotlib binaries for python 2.6?

Andrew Straw wrote:

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Romi Agar wrote:
  

Hi!

I'm having a bit difficulty getting matplotlib to run under windows (vista x64) with python 2.6.
I downloaded the source from svn, ran the build and install commands,
    
Does that mean "python setup.py install"?

then copied the content of /build/lib.win32-2.6
to Lib/site-packages folder.
    
Hmm, why did you have to do that? Doesn't the install step do that
automatically? Or did it break?

But when I try to import pylab I get the
  

following error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
    import pylab
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\pylab.py", line 1, in <module>
    from matplotlib.pylab import *
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\pylab.py", line 207, in <module>
    from matplotlib import mpl # pulls in most modules
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\mpl.py", line 1, in <module>
    from matplotlib import artist
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\artist.py", line 5, in <module>
    from transforms import Bbox, IdentityTransform, TransformedBbox, TransformedPath
  File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\transforms.py", line 34, in <module>
    from matplotlib._path import affine_transform
ImportError: No module named _path

So, where might I find the _path module be?
    
This gets compiled from C sources. Do you a C compiler on your system?
"Python 2.6 is built with MicroSoft Visual Studio 2008 (aka VC++ v 9.0),
but the free VC++ 2008 Express Edition compiles Python extensions just
fine", according to http://mien.sourceforge.net/docs/platform_win.html#py26

Thanks in advance,
Romi

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