[Chimera-users] Please consider adding PyTables to Chimera

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 4 11:57:03 PDT 2006

Hi Charlie,

  The error when importing numpy and Numeric on Mac OSX is something to
be solved by the numpy developers.

  When NumPy 1.0 comes out we will look at switching Chimera to use it.
If we switch we will drop Numeric support.  Chimera uses about 25 third-party
Python modules and maintaining them takes time away from developing new
features.  The main consideration will be that NumPy is the most
reliable, stable, trouble-free solution.


> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 20:25:51 -0400
> From: "Charlie Moad" <cwmoad at gmail.com>
> To: "Thomas Goddard" <goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Please consider adding PyTables to Chimera
> Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> >>> 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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