John Hunter <jdhunter@...4...> writes:
> line 100, in add_base_flage incdirs = [os.path.join(p,
> 'include') for p in basedir[sys, platform] KeyError:
This is almost certainly a typo. I guess you mean 'sys.platform'
> How do I fix this? I installed numarray and I changed the NUMERIX value in the matplotlibrc file from Numeric to numarray but I still have the same problem.
This has nothing to do with the numerix setting. Check out
setupext.py and add an entry to the basedir dictionary to reflect your
local path information. If you get something that works, please post
it so we can include it in the standard distro.
I don't have my cygwin machine with me at the moment, but I recall
needing to add a line to setupext.py something like:
'linux' : ['/usr/local', '/usr',], ### This line already present
'cygwin' : ['/usr/local', 'usr',],
Once I'd solved this, I had problems with the path for Tk - but I
can't remember exactly what they were
Is there a reason you don't want to use the pre-built win32 binaries?
Most windows users are reasonably happy with that.
I can't speak for Alexander, but I went down the same path (and have
managed to get matplotlib working under cygwin ). I did so mainly
because of familiarity with the unix style of doing things. I use
cygwin to get a unix style way of working, but still have word etc
available without dual booting.
Specifically, I have a python/c module that I wanted to use to read in
the data I wanted to plot with matplotlib - and while this module was
easy to compile under cygwin, I couldn't work out how to compile it
for use with win32 (using gcc as I don't have MSVC).
 If sending you this source would be useful, then I can do so - I'd
hoped to write a recipe, but have been too busy. The main problem was
getting all the other things that are necessary for matplotlib, but
not included with cygwin to build, rather than matplotlib itself.