From: Peter Jones (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 05:54:54 CDT

Hi all,

I am trying to get IED going on MacOSX 10.3.9. I have downloaded and
unpacked the relevant pylib.macosx.tar.gz, set the $PYTHONHOME
environment variable to the path to the lib_MACOSX-numpy directory and
installed VMD 1.8.3. However I still get the error-

vmd > gopython
Info) Starting Python...
Numeric Python module _numpy not found; vmdnumpy module not available.
ImportError: Failure linking new module
Info) Text interpreter now Python
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<string>", line 1, in ?
   File "/Applications/VMD", line 59, in ?
     import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured
for Tk
ImportError: No module named _tkinter

I have tried quite a few times to get IED going on Linux boxes and Macs
but never succeeded, so any help would be greatly appreciated,


Peter Jones