[pymvpa] install libsvm on windowsXP

Yaroslav Halchenko debian at onerussian.com
Tue Nov 16 19:54:10 UTC 2010

sorry for a sketchy reply: iirc our windows installer for pymvpa comes
with libsvm so you do not have to get/install it separately to use it
with PyMVPA.

have you followed

alternatively -- you could use NeuroDebian virtual machine and bring the
whole plethora of tools to your use on top of Windows:

On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Meng Liang wrote:

>    Dear all,
>    I heard about the pymvpa software a few days ago and decided to try it
>    out, but I'm completely new to python and having frustrating problems with
>    installation of libsvm. I downloaded the libsvm from their website and
>    found the folder called "windows". But there is no installation file. When
>    I typed import libsvm, the following error occured:
>    Traceback (most recent call last):
>      File "<pyshell#33>", line 1, in <module>
>        import libsvm
>    ImportError: No module named libsvm
>    After I copied the libsvm.dll file to the Windows/system32, the same error
>    remains.
>    I have tried to search on the internet about installing libsvm on windows
>    system, but didn't get a clear clue...
>    Could anyone help me out? Thanks!
>    Meng

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