PyTables:Installing hdf5

Waldemar Osuch osuchw at ecn.ab.ca
Sat Nov 13 01:51:47 CET 2004


Ajith Prasad wrote:
> I am trying to install the WinXP version of PyTables which requires
> hdf5 (from http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HDF5/) as a pre-requisite.
> However, I am at a loss as to how to install hdf5 - I have downloaded
> the zipped version of hdf5 and unzipped it using WinZip but get a mass
> of .exe and other files and have no clue as to how to proceed further.
> Thanks in advance for any help.

You are after *.dll files only:
After unzipping:
ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HDF/HDF5/hdf5-1.6.3/patches/bin/WinXP-patch.tar.gz
find hdf5.dll and copy it to system32 directory.
Do the same with this files:
ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HDF/szip/bin/windows/szip-msvc++/szipbin/XP_vs6.0/dll/szlibdll.dll
ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HDF/gzip/bin/windows/zlib114/dll/zlib.dll

Run the tests from PyTables to confirm that they pass with this versions 
of *.dll

Waldemar.



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