[SciPy-user] SciPy autotester fails on pilutil

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Wed May 6 16:51:25 CDT 2009

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> 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)

When I looked this up, I also found a numpy.pth in sitepackages, but I
don't know which installer put it there, or if I put it there myself.
Is numpy.pth necessary for anything?


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