[wingide-users] Unable to install matplotlib with numpy in WingIDE (Ubuntu 10.04)

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Mon Sep 13 17:18:08 MDT 2010

Virgil Stokes wrote:
> *How can I install numpy with matplotlib --- versions that will work 
> together with WingIDE 3.2 on an Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit platform?
> *

Did you try to run Synaptic Package Manager from the System / 
Administration menu then use search to find matplotlib and install it?  
This also takes care of installing dependencies.  Then the default 
Python /usr/bin/python (which is version 2.6.5 on Ubuntu 10.04) should 
work.  I just tried it here with your test and it worked both in the 
Python Shell and when debugging it.

In general on Linux you should use the distribution-provided package 
manager.  If you do want a different matplotlib version you could 
install Python from sources into a different location and add numpy, 
matplotlib, etc.  But there probably is not much point in that.

I should note that if you already installed numpy and matplotlib from 
sources into /usr/lib/python2.6 then you may very well run into problems 
installing via Synaptic if it decides it cannot overwrite files.  I 
would expect some error messages if that is the case.


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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