[SciPy-user] Can't import plt, path issues with win32 ???

Jay L. de Halas Jay at BlueLineEngineering.com
Thu Jan 24 10:06:15 CST 2002

This one is driving me nuts...
I can use all of scipy's functionality within the Python Shell, but I
can not import and use the plt function from within my path. However, I
can import most of the other functions within the scipy module.  I have
tried appending the sys.path, changing the registry, modifing the
autoexec file. I am way confused !!!

1. From within the Shell...

Python 2.1.1 (#20, Jul 20 2001, 01:19:29) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
IDLE Fork 0.8 -- press F1 for help
>>> sys.path
['C:\\Python21\\Tools\\idle_VPython', 'C:\\Python21\\Programs\\Demos',
'C:\\PYTHON21\\DLLs', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\lib',
'C:\\PYTHON21\\lib\\plat-win', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\lib\\lib-tk',
'C:\\PYTHON21', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\Numeric']
>>> from scipy import plt
>>> import gui_thread
>>> plt.plot((1,2,3))
<wxPython imported>
<C wxFrame instance at _1f24440_wxFrame_p>

**** Works Fine ****

2. From my test script.....

# import the necessary modules

import sys

print '\n', sys.path, '\n'

import gui_thread
from scipy import plt
from scipy import *

print '\n', dir(scipy), '\n'

# create some data to plot
x = arange(0,5,.5)
y = special.j1(x)

# now add some titles
plt.title('First Order Bessel Function')
plt.xtitle('x axis')
plt.ytitle('y axis')
# and x-axis bounds equal to that of the data

2a. The output.....

['c:\\python21', 'C:\\Python21\\Programs\\Demos', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\DLLs',
'C:\\PYTHON21\\lib', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\lib\\plat-win',
'C:\\PYTHON21\\lib\\lib-tk', 'C:\\PYTHON21', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\Numeric',
'C:\\Python21\\scipy', 'C:\\PYTHON21\\scipy\\gui_thread']

Traceback (innermost last)
  File "c:\python21\test02.py", line 14, in ?
    from scipy import plt
SystemError: C:\Code\2.1.1\dist\src\Objects\listobject.c:69: bad
argument to internal function

Program disconnected.

**** Does NOT Work****

Anyhow, I suspect that this is a basic problem, but it has me stumped

Thanks !!! and best regards


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