[Tutor] NLTK needs YAML?
kagebatsu at cox.net
Thu Sep 2 22:57:41 CEST 2010
Michael Scharf-6 wrote:
> ImportError: No module named yaml
> So my question is: do I really not have what I need here? Or is it a
> question of something not finding something that's there? Maybe I'm
> using the wrong name somewhere? Or??
Mike, I've just gotten nltk to work on my iMac. I was having the exact same
problem as you. Perhaps you've already fixed this issue--but maybe someone
else will have the problem, too.
1. First, you need to install PyYAML, here: http://www.nltk.org/download
(scroll down to where it says install PyYAML). Remember where you extract
2. Then, boot up terminal, direct terminal to the correct directory (i.e. cd
/Applications/PyYAML...) and then do: sudo python setup.py install. PyYAML
3. After it's installed, direct terminal to the correct directory where
NLTK's setup.py file is located (i.e. cd /Applications/Python\
2.6/tmp/nltk-installer/...) and then do: sudo python setup.py install. NLTK
4. Check this by then typing python into terminal and: import nltk at the
prompt. Like the NLTK site says, if after typing import nltk at the prompt
(>>>) returns silently, your installation was successful.
Feel free to email me if this doesn't work or you need more help.
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