[pymvpa] Cannot install pyMVPA on Windows 8.1

Yaroslav Halchenko debian at onerussian.com
Wed Feb 11 18:04:47 UTC 2015

On Wed, 11 Feb 2015, Frank Van Overwalle wrote:

>    On two Windows computers using windows 7 and now 8.1, I am unable to
>    install pyMVPA.

>    1.       I installed Entough  Canopy without problems

>    2.       When I want to install PyMVPA, the installer says that Python is
>    not in my registry.

>    Using alternatives such a IPhyton does not work either, because when I
>    want to install pyReadLine, the same error message appears.

>    So, in a nutshell, what are the steps that I should take to get the most
>    user-friendly interactive windows-like version of PyMVPA? This program
>    looks promising, but unable to install it, I might never be able to use
>    ita*|

Sorry for not giving an answer you are aiming for I guess:

The best Python (and neuroimaging in general) environment for Windows
IMHO is (Neuro)Debian GNU/Linux VM ;)   Just install virtualbox
and get our NeuroDebian virtual appliance from http://neuro.debian.net ,
at the end of its initial run welcome wizard would give you an option to
install PyMVPA tutorial  materials -- so within 10-30 minutes (depending
on your bandwidth etc) you could get PyMVPA and FSL/AFNI/kitchensink
running nicely "on" your Windows.

Windows ... I have limited experience with it now, just know about
http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/  which seems to be a nice
resource.  but troubleshooting installations on windows would be
difficult for me at least

Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
http://neuro.debian.net http://www.pymvpa.org http://www.fail2ban.org
Research Scientist,            Psychological and Brain Sciences Dept.
Dartmouth College, 419 Moore Hall, Hinman Box 6207, Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: +1 (603) 646-9834                       Fax: +1 (603) 646-1419
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