Some links on using Python with Tecplot

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Some links on using Python with Tecplot

Postby Scott Rumage » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:07 pm

A user asks - How can I begin to use Python with Tecplot?

We reply:
Here are some links that may help you in starting to incorporate Python with your use of Tecplot:

A webinar recording on using Python with Tecplot titled: Leveraging the Power of Python in Data Analysis is at this link: http://download.tecplot.com/videos/2008 ... alysis.wmv (recorded June 2008).

There are many Python script examples as part of your Tecplot installation. They are located on your computer at ….\Tecplot\Tec360 2010\examples\python
Here is a link on TecplotTalk that discusses adding a Python script into a Macro: http://tecplottalk.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... ght=python

Here is a link showing how to load a python modules when opening Tecplot: http://tecplottalk.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... ght=python

Here is a FAQ from www.tecplot.com regarding a common error when using Python: When opening Tecplot 360 on a Windows platform for the first time, I receive a "pythonutil.dll could not be loaded" error. How do I fix this?
This error indicates that Tecplot 360 cannot find the proper build of Python 2.5.x installed on the computer. This is often caused by the existence of a 32-bit version of Python on the computer prior to installing the 64-bit version of Tecplot 360 (or a 64-bit version of Python with a 32-bit version of Tecplot 360). If you uninstall Python 2.5.x and Tecplot 360 and then reinstall Tecplot 360, the problem should be resolved. Alternatively, you can upgrade to Tecplot 360 2010, which embeds the Python install directly into Tecplot 360 to avoid issues with standalone installations of Python.
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Re: Some links on using Python with Tecplot

Postby inky » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:11 pm

The link to the webinar no longer works. Does the webinar still exist somewhere on the web? Thank you.
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Re: Some links on using Python with Tecplot

Postby Scott Rumage » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:30 am

An updated link is posted in the original message and below.

Cheers,
Scott
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Re: Some links on using Python with Tecplot

Postby Scott Rumage » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:29 pm

We have found the webinar, and have posted it at this link: http://download.tecplot.com/videos/2008 ... alysis.wmv .

As of today (Dec 12 2014), Tecplot 360 EX 2014 does not have Python capabilities. However, Tecplot 360 2008 to 2013 does.

Python capability will be added to Tecplot 360 EX in 2015.

Thanks,
Scott


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