[pymvpa] Help request: install pyMVPA

Sheen, David A. dsheen at nist.gov
Fri Aug 12 13:52:24 UTC 2016

I would generally recommend using Anaconda. This is a Python package 
that includes the numpy and scipy packages that pymvpa needs in order to 
run properly. You can install it on your existing NeuroDebian system.

You have to install pymvpa outside of Python 
(http://www.pymvpa.org/installation.html). I recommend building from 
source, in which case you would use

brain at neurodebian:~$ git clone git://github.com/PyMVPA/PyMVPA.git
brain at neurodebian:~$ cd PyMVPA
brain at neurodebian:~$ python setup.py build_ext
brain at neurodebian:~$ python setup.py install--prefix 

(note that these suggestions are taken from the pymvpa website and you 
should read the installation directions under "Building from Source" for 

After you do this, and make sure that pymvpa is added to your python 
path, you can python into python and import mvpa2.

On 8/11/2016 8:14 PM, Juan Wu wrote:
> HI List experts,
> I attempted to install pyMVPA, but did not install it successfully. I 
> use windows 7 - someone suggested me installing NeuroDebian virtual 
> box. I did it, however, I am still stuck here. Perhaps the problem is 
> that I have not installed python or ipython shell? If so, how?
> For instance, when I enter ipython,
> brain at neurodebian:~$ ipython
> bash: ipython: command not found
> Then I tried to enter python, it looks like that I have installed python.
> brain at neurodebian:~$ python
> Python 2.7.9 (default, Mar 1 2015, 12:57:24)
> [GCC 4.9.2] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> But the problem is that I can not run the steps below to install 
> pymvpa2.  I am puzzled by this.
> >>> import pymvpa2
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> ImportError: No module named pymvpa2
> >>> pymvpa2
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> NameError: name 'pymvpa2' is not defined
> Anyone can help? Thanks so much in advance.
> Juan
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