[SciPy-user] Trouble installing on OSX 10.4 Intel

John Hassler hasslerjc at adelphia.net
Thu Sep 14 15:51:54 CDT 2006

I got the "No module named matplotlib.pylab" error.  I'd installed from 
the windows installer, and after some considerable head-scratching, 
figured out that the __init__.py file was missing from the matplotlib 
module ... so Python didn't recognize it as a module.  I found the file 
in the unzipped .egg, copied it to matplotlib, and everybody seems to be 

David Andrews wrote:
> Part of the problem would appear to have been me borking the install
> of gfortran - reinstalling the binaries for it has fixed the scipy
> issue.  The issue with pylab not working persists - should this
> superpack provide a full working install of matplotlib/pylab?  I
> remember a while back having to fight with backends for it, though
> that doesnt appear to have a bearing on the current problem i'm
> having.
> Thanks for the quick reply Conor,
> Cheers,
> Dave
>>> "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pylab.py",
>>> line 1, in ?
>>>     from matplotlib.pylab import *
>>> ImportError: No module named matplotlib.pylab
>>> So any suggestions?

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