pylab package dependencies
pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Tue Oct 17 20:24:26 CEST 2006
In article <mailman.650.1161106780.11739.python-list at python.org>,
Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is pylab part of matplotlib?
> > I always thought it was the other way
> > around. I have a similar view of numpy as part of scipy.
> It is not.
> > Maybe I'm
> > confused on the dependencies. I find it confusing in the examples
> > sometimes when the "bigger" package is imported (e.g. scipy) and then a
> > "subpackage" is also imported. Like this:
> > from scipi import *
> > from scipi import numpy
> The latter would definitely be bad form if it worked. numpy is a package all
> itself and should be imported by itself.
> > I know I've seen stuff like that, but I don't get it. The dependencies
> > are confusing to me.
> pylab is a module provided with matplotlib that exposes a nice interface for
> certain purposes. Somewhat confusingly, it is provided in two places, as its
> import pylab
> and as a submodule in the matplotlib package:
> from matplotlib import pylab
> Both do the same thing. You get to ask John Hunter if you want to know the
> and wherefores.
Got it. Thanks, Robert, for the quick tutorial. It's a lot clearer now.
Now, to just remember it.
By the way, from what I have seen so far they are beautiful packages.
The only problem I'm having is getting ipython to run. Not installed in
/usr/local/bin (although all other IPython files look to be installed in
/Library/Framewaorks/python...blah/site-packages). I'm still searching
the web sites for answers.
But all else seems to run pretty smoothly.
-- Lou Pecora (my views are my own) REMOVE THIS to email me.
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