# [Quantian-general] scipy problems

**Ulf Lorenz
**
s8397076@rcs.urz.tu-dresden.de

*Thu, 4 Mar 2004 02:13:49 +0100*

Hi,
we wanted to use Quantian for a course in computational physics.
Although all lecturers have intensively lobbied for Linux, some people
still need some advocacy. So beside a windows CD for the real windows
users we wanted to supply the participants with an easy-to-use Linux
distribution. :)
However, one small problem. I have just booted quantian another time and
found out that this problem isn't as, ehm, problematic as I thought on
my first try. Imagine the following commands in the python prompt:
>>>* import scipy
*>>>* import scipy.xplt
*>>>* from scipy import *
*>>>* from scipy.xplt import *
*
>>>* x = scipy.arange(10) #just to create an array
*
>>>* scipy.xplt.plg(x) #works
*>>>* plg(x) #works
*>>>* xplt.plg(x) #doesn't work, some errors with "cannot
* import ..."
Since the homework relies on scipy.xplt excessively, this is not really
great. Just now I have found out that the first two cases (which I
hadn't tested before) work, so this problem is not critical as one could
tell the people to use xplt _this_ way, but it is a bit ... dirty.
I haven't dug much more apart from the "this shouldn't happen"
enlightment and will have a deeper look tomorrow, but I wanted to
send this mail as soon as possible just to inform you. Maybe we will
have some further requests later on. :)
Ulf
BTW: Could you CC the mail to me? I am not inscribed to the list yet
(maybe later).