Using numpy or scipy within abaqus python


1. Install Python 2.4.3 (or the same version as your Abaqus runs)

2. Install the appropriate versions of numpy and scipy compatible with Python 2.4.3

3. Create a Custom\Python24\Lib\site-packages directory in your root Abaqus directory. e.g c:\abaqus\custom\Python24\Lib\site-packages

4. Copy the numpy and scipy directories in c:\Python24\Lib\site-packages to c:\abaqus\custom\Python24\Lib\site-packages

As a side note, make sure your import numpy, scipy, line appears before the “from odbAccess import *” line in your script file.

An alternative procedure is to do Steps 1 and 2 above and then add a line “PYTHONPATH=c:\Python24\Lib\site-packages” to the abaqus environment file. however, this didn’t work for me.


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