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Sat Nov 13 03:19:55 CET 2004
Thanks, Maareten. It certainly looks a formidable undertaking for a
non-programmer! I hope there will be a fully compiled version that
could be installed using a typical Windows installer.
Maarten van Reeuwijk <maarten at remove_this_ws.tn.tudelft.nl> wrote in message news:<cn2ml8$des$1 at news.tudelft.nl>...
> 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.
> I assume you downloaded the pre-compiled binary from
> Unpack the zip to a temp-dir and copy all the data inside the
> 5-163-winxp-net directory to say c:\hdf5. Then look in COMPILE.TXT in the
> DLL section to find the following instruction for compiling HDF-enabled
> Copy the hdf5dll.dll, hdf5_cppdll.dll, zlib.dll, and szlibdll.dll files
> from the location in the HDF5, szip, zlib binary distributions to the
> WINNT\SYSTEM directory.
> Bring up MSVC++ .NET.
> Select File->New->Projects->"Visual C++ Projects". Then select
> "Managed C++ Empty Project" and enter a name.
> Select Project->Properties->Linker->Input
> Enter "hdf5dll.lib hdf5_cppdll.lib zlib.lib szlibdll.lib" at the
> beginning of the "Additional Dependencies" line.
> Select Project->Properties->C/C++->Preprocessor
> Under Preprocessor Definitions, add: _HDF5USEDLL_
> For C++ DLLs, add: HDF5CPP_USEDLL
> Select Project->Properties->C/C++->Code Generation->Runtime Library,
> and choose "multi-threaded DLL"
> Select Tools->Options->Projects->VC++ Directories.
> Select "Include Files" under "Show directories for".
> Enter the paths for the HDF5, szlib and zlib include files.
> Then select "Library Files" under "Show directories for".
> Enter the paths for the HDF5, szlib and zlib DLL exported libraries.
> Select Build->Compile <program>. (C or C++ program)
> Select Build->Build <xxx.exe>.
> Select Build->Execute <xxx.exe>.
> Copying the dll's is essential for installing PyTables, but I don't know how
> the PyTables installer works under Windows.
> HTH, Maarten
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