It looks more like it is specific to my laptop, cause
> installing exactly the same python, numarray and
> matplotlib on another winXP laptop did not showed the
> behavior. It will thus be a hard to reproduce bug, cause
> I find only one computer exhibiting this behavior for now
> (on the other hand, the behavior of this computer is very
> reliable: systematic crash all the time, even after
> python/nuamrray/matplotlib reinstall ). If I try to
> install another version of python on this laptop (python
> 2.3.3), it crashes the same...I could try older versions
> (2.2.3 for example), but 2.3.X is required for numarray
> 0.9 so I should go to older version there also, I prefer
> to do it only if you find it usefull...
No, I wouldn't ask you to try python 2.2! I asked about 2.3.3 because
matplotlib has been used by many people on windows with that version
whereas 2.3.4 is comparatively new. Just a shot in the dark really.
When you uninstalled and reinstalled python, did you remove all traces
of the old python dir after running the uninstaller?
It's strikes me as very odd that the same python + numarray +
matplotlib + operating system would generate different reference
counting behavior. Can anyone think of a possible explanation for
Another thing to test - try the numeric and numarray builds of
matplotlib. Remove C:\Python23\lib\site-packages\matplotlib *and*
C:\Python23\share\matplotlib and then install and test
* numeric build -=
* remove the dirs above and then try the numarray build
> Yes, if you have this for windows I would be happy to
OK, when I get one ready I'll post a link.