For a beginner, I think "pythonxy" is a good option.
Then you don't have to worry about the compatibility issue.

and as for the plotting, you can use the following packages:
2D - Matplotlib or Gnuplot (both are good ... but, if you want Matlab kind of environment, try Matplotlib)
3D - Mayavi or Gnuplot (I think Gnuplot has some limitations in 3D plotting)


On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Sachin Kumar Sharma <> wrote:
Thanks Alan,

Best regards


Sachin Kumar Sharma
Senior Geomodeler

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On 11/18/2010 9:48 PM, Sachin Kumar Sharma wrote:
> Does graphic output like maps, histogram, crossplot, tornado charts is good enough with basic installation or needs some additional packages?

For the graphics, you should probably first consider Matplotlib.
For your other questions, perhaps look at
Python Scripting for Computational Science by Hans Petter Langtangen.

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