[SciPy-user] SciPy autotester fails on pilutil

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Wed May 6 16:07:24 CDT 2009

josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
> When I installed PIL, it added the file PIL.pth to the sitepackages
> directory, which adds the pil directory to the python path, and so
> ``import Image`` works in the standard install (I'm on Windows).
> Can you check if you have a PIL.pth? the content is just the word PIL
> unless it works differently with your operating system.

FWIW, I think "import Image" is deprecated, in favor of "from PIL import 
Image", which removes the need for the pth file. The PIL packge has a 
LOT of stuff in it, you really don't want all of it on your sys.path.

"Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!"

(which isn't an exact fit to the topic at hand, but it's close)


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