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Does SimpleCV work with Windows XP?

asked 2013-04-15 10:08:10 -0500

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I have recently installed SimpleCV 1.3 on my laptop, which works with Windows XP, but I cannot see any shortcut on the desktop. When I tried to laungh the application manually typing the lines

from SimpleCV import Shell Shell.main()

on the Python Shell, the following lines were returned:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#2>", line 1, in <module> Shell.main() File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\SimpleCV\Shell\", line 222, in main scvShell = setupshell() File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\SimpleCV\Shell\", line 154, in setupshell scvShell = InteractiveShellEmbed(config=cfg, banner1=banner, exitmsg = exitmsg) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\terminal\", line 97, in init displaybanner=displaybanner File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\terminal\", line 360, in init usermodule=usermodule, customexceptions=customexceptions File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 413, in init self.initprofiledir(profiledir) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 529, in initprofiledir ProfileDir.createprofiledirbyname(self.ipythondir, 'default') File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 181, in createprofiledirbyname return cls(location=profiledir, config=config) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\config\", line 87, in init super(Configurable, self).init(**kwargs) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\utils\", line 421, in init setattr(self, key, value) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\utils\", line 307, in set obj.notifytrait(, oldvalue, newvalue) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\utils\", line 458, in _notifytrait c(name, oldvalue, newvalue) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 81, in locationchanged os.makedirs(new) File "C:\Python27\lib\", line 157, in makedirs mkdir(name, mode) WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied: u'C:\Documents and Settings\Amrc\.ipython\profile_default'

At this point, I am wondering whether SimpleCV works on Win XP at all. Any advice on this matter will be very appreciated.


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Does "import cv" work?

bendtherules gravatar imagebendtherules ( 2013-06-17 19:51:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-04-15 13:52:58 -0500

kscottz gravatar image

Officially we no longer support WindowsXP, and we have yet to test SimpleCV on Windows8. Can you import SimpleCV from the ipython command line?

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answered 2013-06-11 16:41:14 -0500

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updated 2013-06-11 17:20:24 -0500

I am having the same issue and I can't import the Shell. This is what I get when I try to use "from SimpleCV import Shell"

Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 10 2012, 23:31:26) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win 32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

from SimpleCV import Shell Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\", line 3, in <module>

from SimpleCV.base import *

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\SimpleCV\", line 59, in <module> raise ImportError("Cannot load OpenCV library which is required by SimpleCV" ) ImportError: Cannot load OpenCV library which is required by SimpleCV


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answered 2013-06-17 04:18:13 -0500

I works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 8. So, yes it should work on Xp. I myself had similar problems while installing because I was offline while installing. At first I didnt understand that the installer also had a downloading part, which failed because I was offline. Later I re-installed with while online and that fixed it. Are you sure that the installation was successful?

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