[vtkusers] RE: VTK 4.4.x Windows binaries for Python 2.3?

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 1 06:42:58 EST 2004

Thanks Prabhu and Arnd, for the advice on Enthought edition.
I installed it, everything works and looks very good, there aren't many 
examples though.

* VTK: I am trying to figure out how to plot a vector field from an 
arbitrary function
(without needing to dump a datafile and import into MayaVi)
If anyone has a code snippet please let me know, esp. anything simple CFD or 

* In VTK or Maya Vi, can I plot directly from a function or a data structure 
without needing to
dump a data file?
(As I recall MatLab allows you to plot anything directly from the 
*function*, it implicitly samples the function to a data structure with very 
sensible auto-determined limits, axes, coloring etc. This is an incredibly 
powerful feature - FYI.)

* MayaVi examples: Prabhu it does not contain the second example referenced 

* Python Enthought edition ("Enthon"):
- due to package dependencies, you are pretty much stuck with the version of 
  they use i.e. you can't overlay newer wx or VTK
- Enthought tell me they will at some point recompile this for VTK 4.4 (and 
maybe wx 2.5.x)

* Building Python+VTK on Windows: it seems very few people actually do this.
I will contact CMake and ask them to better document what compilers they 
support on
Windows - seems you need MS or Borland.


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