[Tutor] Re: Starting with Python

Andrei project5 at redrival.net
Tue Nov 25 07:09:57 EST 2003

the_investor wrote on Mon, 24 Nov 2003 17:23:30 -0800 (PST):

> Thanks Andrei and Magnus for your help!!
> Andrei: I tried downloading psi-55-py23.exe file on that PSI website 
> but I get an error message when I try to load it (something about 
> it being corrupt)... I downloaded the source zip file, but am unsure 
> on how to run it/use it.

You will need recent versions of both Python and wxPython installed to run
the source. You can just extract it somewhere and run it (doubleclick on
psi.py or whatever the main file is). If it has a setup.py, you need to
open a command prompt and run "python setup.py install", which will
probably put it in the Lib\site-packages subdirectory of your Python dir.
If it still doesn't work, you should probably contact the author as I'm not
familiar enough with it to do troubleshooting.

> Magnus: I use WinXP and I would like to download the PyChart stuff, but 
> the files seem to be only Linux based... is there a win32 file for this 
> charting module?

Have a look at the second question from the PyChart FAQ
(http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Yasushi_Saito/pychart/faq.html). If you
need to compile, there's a free C++ IDE/compiler for Windows called Dev-C++
at (http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/devcpp.html). It's pretty easy to use and
if you're lucky you can compile by just clicking on a button. If you're
unlucky you'll have to hunt for compiled binaries or debug C code.



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