problem importing ft2font

I'm trying to run the first example in the tutorial but am running into an import problem:

ActivePython 2.3.2 Build 231 (ActiveState Corp.) based on
Python 2.3.2 (#1, Nov 6 2003, 09:47:20)
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-113)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from matplotlib.matlab import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "matplotlib/matlab.py", line 128, in ?
    from axes import Axes
  File "matplotlib/axes.py", line 10, in ?
    from axis import XTick, YTick, XAxis, YAxis
  File "matplotlib/axis.py", line 22, in ?
    from font_manager import FontProperties
  File "matplotlib/font_manager.py", line 38, in ?
    from matplotlib import ft2font
ImportError: cannot import name ft2font

I've built and installed the freetype2 library and the matplotlib installation cites:

running install_lib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/backends/_tkagg.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/backends/_backend_agg.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/ft2font.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/_image.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib

Not sure what's going wrong. Please respond to my email as well since I'm not a subscriber to the email list.

Thanks,

Gerry Wiener

Hi Gerry,

I just noticed a similar "failure" when I try to run matplotlib from the
root of the source tree, i.e. the directory matplotlib-0.53. I think
doing that (running from the root) causes Python to interpret the
matplotlib subdirectory (matplotlib-0.53/matplotlib) as a package and to
look for ft2font.so there rather than in site-packages/matplotlib. Try
cd'ing to some other directory.

HTH,
Todd

···

On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 15:47, Gerry Wiener wrote:

I'm trying to run the first example in the tutorial but am running into
an import problem:

ActivePython 2.3.2 Build 231 (ActiveState Corp.) based on
Python 2.3.2 (#1, Nov 6 2003, 09:47:20)
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-113)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from matplotlib.matlab import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "matplotlib/matlab.py", line 128, in ?
    from axes import Axes
  File "matplotlib/axes.py", line 10, in ?
    from axis import XTick, YTick, XAxis, YAxis
  File "matplotlib/axis.py", line 22, in ?
    from font_manager import FontProperties
  File "matplotlib/font_manager.py", line 38, in ?
    from matplotlib import ft2font
ImportError: cannot import name ft2font

I've built and installed the freetype2 library and the matplotlib
installation cites:

running install_lib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/backends/_tkagg.so ->
/d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/backends/_backend_agg.so ->
/d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/ft2font.so ->
/d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/_image.so ->
/d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib

Not sure what's going wrong. Please respond to my email as well since
I'm not a subscriber to the email list.

Thanks,

Gerry Wiener

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Todd Miller <jmiller@...86...>

Hello again,

I am trying to output a large number of pictures to files. I don't know
the correct usage of figure() in this case, so my program end up
devouring memory continuously. I tried to use the clear() method or del,
but neither works. Or I didn't use right.

Willing to learn from any of you.

Eric

Hi Todd,

I changed the directory from matplotlib-0.53 and the problem with ft2font went away.

Thanks,

--Gerry Wiener

Todd Miller wrote:

···

Hi Gerry,

I just noticed a similar "failure" when I try to run matplotlib from the
root of the source tree, i.e. the directory matplotlib-0.53. I think
doing that (running from the root) causes Python to interpret the
matplotlib subdirectory (matplotlib-0.53/matplotlib) as a package and to
look for ft2font.so there rather than in site-packages/matplotlib. Try
cd'ing to some other directory.

HTH,
Todd

On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 15:47, Gerry Wiener wrote:

I'm trying to run the first example in the tutorial but am running into an import problem:

ActivePython 2.3.2 Build 231 (ActiveState Corp.) based on
Python 2.3.2 (#1, Nov 6 2003, 09:47:20)
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-113)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from matplotlib.matlab import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
File "matplotlib/matlab.py", line 128, in ?
   from axes import Axes
File "matplotlib/axes.py", line 10, in ?
   from axis import XTick, YTick, XAxis, YAxis
File "matplotlib/axis.py", line 22, in ?
   from font_manager import FontProperties
File "matplotlib/font_manager.py", line 38, in ?
   from matplotlib import ft2font
ImportError: cannot import name ft2font

I've built and installed the freetype2 library and the matplotlib installation cites:

running install_lib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/backends/_tkagg.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/backends/_backend_agg.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/backends
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/ft2font.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib
copying build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/matplotlib/_image.so -> /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib

Not sure what's going wrong. Please respond to my email as well since I'm not a subscriber to the email list.

Thanks,

Gerry Wiener

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