matplotlib RPM on SUSE 10.2?

Hi all

Can anyone tell me whether or not it is straightforward to run
matplotlib on OpenSUSE 10.2?

My project has a dependency on matplotlib and I have a user on that
platform who tells me that it's not available as an RPM in the SUSE
repository. Can that really be true?

Cheers
JP

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John Pye
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
john.pye AT student DOT unsw.edu.au

There are RPMs for SUSE here:
http://software.opensuse.org/download/science/openSUSE_10.2/

though last time I tried to use them they just didn't work (maybe they
do now?). However, having MPL running on SUSE is actually pretty easy.
This is what I've done:

1. From the link mentioned above, install python-numpy and python-scipy
RPMs (and their dependencies).

2. Check on MPL's web-site for the list of RPMs you need before
compiling MPL from source. The list is a not short, but you will find
all the needed RPMs on SUSE's repositories.

3. Download MPL. E.g. to download latest svn version:
svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/matplotlib/trunk matplotlib

4. cd to the downloaded directory, then cd to folder matplotlib in it.

5. As super-user, type:
# python setup.py install

And that's all. That should do.

Antonio

John Pye wrote:

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Hi all

Can anyone tell me whether or not it is straightforward to run
matplotlib on OpenSUSE 10.2?

My project has a dependency on matplotlib and I have a user on that
platform who tells me that it's not available as an RPM in the SUSE
repository. Can that really be true?

Cheers
JP

John Pye schrieb:

Hi all

Can anyone tell me whether or not it is straightforward to run
matplotlib on OpenSUSE 10.2?

My project has a dependency on matplotlib and I have a user on that
platform who tells me that it's not available as an RPM in the SUSE
repository. Can that really be true?

On
http://software.opensuse.org/download/science/openSUSE_10.2/
there is a quite recent RPM (and also of numpy, scipy, etc)
Gregor