[SciPy-user] zoom_plot (was Re: About alternatives to Matlab)

Chris Bartley chris at edc.com.au
Tue Nov 21 00:11:14 CST 2006

> > OK, that makes sense, and it works too. Thanks. Now the 
> demo runs... 
> > But it simply opens an empty window (white background). The 
> window is 
> > fully functional in terms of Windows - the standard menu in 
> top left 
> > works, and it maximises & minimises. But no data, graphs, and no 
> > python errors...
> > I am
> > using windows xp - any ideas? I've checked, and the 
> requested wav file 
> > (C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Pinball\SOUND1.WAV) exists.
> How very odd.  Can you run simple_line.py or any of the 
> others in the examples directory?  Is there a chaco.log file 
> with meaningful output in it?
> -peter

The following demos work: bar_plot, bigdata, colormapped_scatter,
scatter_select, simple_line, simple_line2, simple_polar, simple_scatter.
two_plots.py and save_plot.py produce a similar white window to zoom_plot.
There is no text at all in the chaco.log file. 

To clarify my installation, the basic steps to get to where I am were:
1. Install Python 2.4.3 Enthought Edition.
2. Install Enthought Tool Suite (current edition)
3. Copy the zoom_plot directory from SVN to the
C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\enthought\chaco2\examples\zoomed_plot folder.
4. Run the zoom_plot.py file from IDLE editor, or by double clicking on the
py file.

- Chris

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