[Chimera-users] Please consider adding PyTables to Chimera

Charlie Moad cwmoad at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 17:25:51 PDT 2006

On 4/3/06, Thomas Goddard <goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Charlie,
>   Currently Chimera uses Numeric and not numarray or Numpy.  I write
> my own Python wrappers for our Chimera C++ code that uses Numeric for
> volume data because our wrapping program (wrappy) does not handle
> this.  So it is some work to switch to Numpy, and I am unlikely to do
> so until it is absolutely clear that Numpy is superceding Numeric and
> numarray.
>   What is the multiarray.so error on OSX when you use Numeric and Numpy?
> If there is a shared library conflict, then I probably will have the
> same trouble if our C++ code tries to support reading both formats for
> surfaces.

>>> import numpy
>>> import Numeric
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#3>", line 1, in ?
    import Numeric
  File "/Applications/Chimera.app/Contents/Resources/lib/python2.4/site-packages/Numeric/Numeric.py",
line 91, in ?
    import multiarray
SystemError: dynamic module not initialized properly

They both work fine when used separately.  I have no clue what OSX
does differently to bring this up.

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