matplotlib installation problem

Eric Firing wrote:

thread is a standard python module, part of the basic python

distribution. > I don't know why it is not being found. If you start
python on a command > line, can you import thread?

No, I can't. Apparently whoever installed this version of python (it's on
a cluster I've got time on) didn't compile the thread module. If you
don't use the thread module, there's a drop-in replacement called
dummy_thread instead--I went into the install files and changed every
instance of

import thread


    import thread
    import dummy_thread

Then installed and it worked fine. At least, everything I've tried to do
with it so far works fine.