[IPython-dev] Mayavi broken TraitError

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Thu May 1 04:26:16 EDT 2014


On Thu, 1 May 2014, Zeitlinie wrote:

> Does anyone on this list use Mayavi for 3D visualization?

A better place to ask is
   MayaVi users <mayavi-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
   enthought-dev <enthought-dev at enthought.com>

> For me the new version I had to move to is broken.

On a SUSE machine of a colleage we also had problems
installing MayaVi as somehow a recent vtk
(ver 6) was installed, while the provided tvtk
version did not support vtk 6.
In the end installing the whole ETS
and a downgraded vtk did solve it somehow;
I don't have the details and would not really recommmend
that approach...
(Note that I never encountered such type of
dependency problems with *ubuntu or debian ..)

Support for VTK-6.x was announced two weeks ago,
so you could give installing the development version
of ETS a try, see http://code.enthought.com/source/
To install this without root access to an arbitrary place
you can do:
   export PYTHONPATH=/MYDEST/lib/python2.7/site-packages/:$PYTHONPATH
   python ets.py python setup.py develop --prefix=/MYDEST

BTW: It seems that the bug you encounter is already described here:

Best, Arnd

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