I’m having trouble getting the sphinx matplotlib extensions to work. After adding “‘matplotlib.sphinxext.plot_directive’” to the extension list for my documentation project, when running the sphinx build script, Python immediately crashes (“python.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience…”).
I assume it’s a matplotlib C extension issue (because I don’t see why sphinx would crash the interpreter).
I’m using 32-bit Windows XP, matplotlib 0.99.1 and sphinx 0.6.5. I’ve tried both Python 2.5 and 2.6 with the same result.
Importing matplotlib and plotting works just fine.