[visionegg] Re: installing visionegg on windows 2000
- From: Andrew Straw <andrew.straw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: visionegg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:55:05 +0200
Your problems are confusing to me, too. Unfortunately, I will be away
from a Windows machine for some time, so maybe someone else on the list
can help me out. The below is all from memory.
C:\Python22\VisionEgg". I recommend running "check-config.py"
in this directory to check your installation. Running from
the command line lets you see any output or errors."
I do not see any file called "check-config.py" in the visionegg
folder. The only files beginning with "c" are Configuration.py/pyc/pyo
and core.py/pyc/pyo. Hence, I am not sure how I would run
The VisionEgg visionegg-0.9.4.win32-py2.2.exe installer SHOULD create
C:\Python22\VisionEgg in addition to
C:\Python22\Lib\site-packages\VisionEgg. If it doesn't, there is
something wrong -- please let me know.
C:\Python22\Lib\site-packages\VisionEgg contains the library itself --
this should have Core.py, Configuration.py, Textures.py, Gratings.py,
Text.py and so on. (These are the files you mentioned in the location
you mentioned, so this much seems to be OK.) C:\Python22\VisionEgg
should have lots of demo applications and so on.
You could also try the "bleeding edge" installer
visionegg-0.9.5a2.win32-py2.2.exe, but I don't remember having changed
anything in the installation process, so I don't think that would help
this issue. However, if you're interested in text stimuli (as I
understand from a previous email you CCed me on), there are a lot of
improvements to text placement abilities that are in the bleeding edge
I tried it in the command line accessible from the start menu but,
perhaps because I have not set up my python path, there was no joy
there either. I am reticent to set up a python path when I can
see no sign of the check-config.py program. I have done it anyway.
and all of the folowing
python setup.py install
do not work from the command line prompt from the start menu.
I do not know how I would run command line commands "in" a directory.
I am using Windows not Dos. There used to be a way of running dos
by opening a dos window, within windows. I do not know how to run dos
under my windows 2000 environment. I am not even sure that dos is
The commands you describe above are for installing from the source code
of the software. If you downloaded something that ends with ".exe",
that was not a source package. In that case the equivalent of these
commands are automatically done for you by the Vision Egg installer.
(Except the last step of running check-config.py.)
To run things from the command line:
1) Go to the start menu, click "run...". Type "cmd" as the name of the
file to run. This opens the command prompt.
2) type "cd c:\Python22\VisionEgg". This changes your command line
session to the desired directory if it exists.
3) type "c:\Python22\python.exe check-config.py". I think simply
"check-config.py" should work if the Python installer registered Python
as the default handler for .py files (which it sounds like it did if
you have the little green snakes). And "python.exe check-config.py"
should work if python was on your path.
In any case, by running from the command line, you should see any
errors or other messages. If you get this far, you can post those.
Also, if you do find the demos, a file called "VisionEgg.log" is
created, which gets appended with the results from each run.
Maybe you could search your harddrive for check-config.py?
Good luck, and let me know if this helps -- this is very confusing to
me, but I suppose it must be more confusing to you!
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