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Getting mlab/ivtk/mayavi to work

  1. Download and run Enthought Enstaller.
    It pulls of various things from Enthought's website and installs them in the site-pacages etc. Crucially it will put enstaller.exe under \python25\Scripts
  2. Run enstaller.exe
  3. In the GUI tab to repositories and check Mavavi, VTK, enthought.traits, enthought.tvtk, wxPython
  4. click install packages
  5. change ipython to run with wthread commandline option (ipython -wthread)
  6. follow any number of examples from the cookbook for mlab
eg:

from enthought.tvtk.tools import mlab
fig = mlab.figure(browser = False)
mlab.test_surf(fig) #a built in test function for a nice looking surface

t = mlab.Title()#add a title object
t.text = 'Ha'
fig.add(t)

fig.pop() #remove the last added object (in this case the title)


fig.renwin.camera.window_center =
fig.renwin.save('tada.png') #save the figure to png


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