Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Python(x, y) Released!

Hi All,

I'm happy to announce that Python(x, y) is available for immediate download.from any of the mirrors. The full change log can be viewed here. Please post your comments and suggestions to the mailing list.

Work on the Python 3.x 64 bit version will resume once Visual Studio 2015 RTM is released.

What's new in general:

  • All packages have been updated to their latest versions. Numpy, Scipy etc.
  • ipython has been held back at 2.4.1 to avoid potential compatibility issues.
  • OpenCV has been help back at 2.4.11 to avoid potential compatibility issues.

New noteworthy packages:

  • yappi - Yet Another Python Profiler.
  • libnacl - A ctypes wrapper around libsodium.
Have fun!

-Gabi Davar


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  2. Thank you! Always appreciated.

    I don't know if this is a Spyder thing or a Python(x, y) thing, but with Python(x, y) and earlier, Spyder's Help menu had an option to display Python documentation, complete with a Tutorial, Language Reference, Library Reference, and more. After installing Python(x, y), I no longer see that option. Is there some way I can add it again?

  3. The help file that I'm referring is python2710.chm.

    I confirm that the Python(x, y) installation put a copy of the file in C:\Python27\Doc.

    Is there an easy way to put a link to this file in either Python(x, y) Home's Documentation tab or in Spyder's Help menu?

  4. Is pythonxy better than python 2.7.10 ? and do I have to uninstall python 2.7.10 before installing pythonxy ?

  5. I`m not shure if this is the right place to adress but the Link to the additional Plugins on the github site shows error 404

    cheers Jake

    1. Correct, had to go there to find additional plugins:
      Please fix the link on!

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  7. Will there be (is there?) a Python XY that runs with Python3? Or would I have to pull all the pieces together myself on Windows and Debian (which is fine, I just don't want to reinvent the wheel).

  8. There seem to be several missing &/or broken links on the page, including that to the licence which was what I am looking for - there also doesn't seem to be a link to an issue tracker. This is a disappointment.

  9. Hi Gabi,
    how can i help develop/maintain this project?

  10. Hello Gabi,

    I have installed pythonxy, I'm trying to use OpenCV in there, running examples from

    import numpy as np
    import cv2
    from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

    img = cv2.imread('messi5.jpg',0)
    plt.imshow(img, cmap = 'gray', interpolation = 'bicubic')
    plt.xticks([]), plt.yticks([]) # to hide tick values on X and Y axis

    and many others - I'm not able to display images - I'm ending up with errors (freeze under Spyder)

    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "", line 1, in

    error: ..\..\..\modules\highgui\src\window.cpp:269: error: (-215) size.width>0 && size.height>0 in function cv::imshow

    have you tried OpenCV in pyhtonxy and you were able to run examples on OpenCV and display images successfully?

    If so, please advice how to handle images and displaying them correctly?

    Thank you very much.

  11. How do I update the scipy version?I am not able to use the least_squares optimisation

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