matplotlib Installation Guide

Hi

This guide will help to install matplotlib those who are all newbie to python and source installation.

Ref : http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/installing.html

To install matplotlib , we need to 4 major depencies which are ,

1) python 2.4 (or later but not python3)
matplotlib requires python 2.4 or later

$ sudo apt-get install python

2) numpy 1.1 (or later)
array support for python

Download the source of numpy from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/

untar the source using command $ tar zxvf filename.tar.gz     or  Right click the tarball  package and click on  the ” Extract here ” .

$ cd numpy-1.4.0  # i used to setup numpy

$ python setup.py build

$ sudo python setup.py install

3) libpng 1.1 (or later)
library for loading and saving PNG files.

Download the source of libpng from here http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html

untar the source

$ cd libpng-1.2.41   # i used to setup libpng

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

4) freetype 1.4 (or later)
library for reading true type font files.

Download the source of freetype from here http://www.freetype.org/

untar the source

$ cd freetype-2.3.9  # i used to setup libpng

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

Now Download the source of matplotlib from

http://sourceforge.net/projects/matplotlib/files/

Install it by the following way .

untar the source

$ cd matplotlib-0.99.1.2   # i used to setup matplotlib

$ python setup.py build

$ sudo python setup.py install

Thats all. we installed matplotlib successfully . I installed all the above setup in ubuntu 9.10 ,  working perfectly !

அருளாளன் . த

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Daryl Warkentin on December 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks a lot. Worked great on Ubuntu 9.10!

    Reply

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