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I'm trying to install the Statist plugin. I'm running MacOSX 10.7.5. with Python 2.7.3. and Numpy 1.5.1.

I have also installed matplotlib 1.1.0 (for python 2.7). When I try to install the Statist 1.0.0 plugin, I get an error message saying that I need matplotlib installed. Somehow QGIS is not finding it. Frustrating!

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What version of QGIS are you using and how did you install matplotlib btw? – R.K. Dec 20 '12 at 1:28

It is always the same problem of PATH: the QGIS version of Kyngchaos uses exclusively the standard Python installed in Mac OS X and not those installed from, with Homebrew, MacPorts or Fink, see my answer in QGIS Python version.

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You can try Fink version of QGIS. It recognizes python modules installed by Fink. Another reason I recommend Fink is I am the maintainer of QGIS for Fink. ;-p

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You can try using the KyngChaos build of Matplotlib and see it works. Good luck.

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