PyTables:Installing hdf5

Waldemar Osuch osuchw at
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 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:
find hdf5.dll and copy it to system32 directory.
Do the same with this files:

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


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