Installing matplotlib on SLC4


The following assumes that you install the python libraries in your own directory, ~/python-lib in this case. Furthermore, we assume that the packages are unpacked into /tmp for building.

Prerequisites:

  • setuptools
  • one or more of numpy, Numeric, and numarray

setuptools 0.6c8

  • download from here
  • unpack it: tar -C /tmp -zxvf setuptools-0.6c8.tar.gz
  • do the followiing:
cd /tmp/setuptools-0.6c8
python setup.py install --prefix=~/python-lib

You should find a file ~/python-lib/lib/python2.3/site-packages/setuptools.pth .

numpy 1.0.4

  • download numpy-1.0.4.tar.gz from here (or go to the sourceforge.net download page)
  • unpack it: tar -C /tmp/ -zxvf numpy-1.0.4.tar.gz
  • do the following:
cd /tmp/numpy-1.0.4
python setup.py install --prefix=~/python-lib
  • Test the installation by doing:
cd / ; echo 'import numpy' | python ; echo $?
If you get a '0' as a last line of the output (and no python stack trace), the installation should be ok.

matplotlib 0.90.1

  • Download matplotlib-0.90.1.tar.gz from here (see this page for choosing another mirror)
  • unpack it: tar -C /tmp -zxvf matplotlib-0.90.1.tar.gz
  • do the following:
  cd /tmp/matplotlib-0.90.1
  python setup.py --prefix=~/python-lib

  • Test the installation by doing:
cd / ; echo 'import matplotlib' | python ; echo $?
If you get a '0' as a last line of the output (and no python stack trace), the installation should be ok.

-- AndreHolzner - 11 Aug 2008

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