gddxz gddxz - 3 months ago 19
Python Question

Installing basemap: setup.py encounters an error

I followed the rules here to install basemap step by step. But error occured at last.

When I typed the command: python setup.py, an erorr appears as follows:

gddxz@ubuntu:~/Downloads/basemap-1.0.7$ python setup.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "setup.py", line 92, in <module>
if sys.argv[1] not in ['sdist','clean']:
IndexError: list index out of range
gddxz@ubuntu:~/Downloads/basemap-1.0.7$


If there is anyone encountering the similar problem? Any help will be much appreciated!

Answer

The problem is that this command requires at least one parameter. According to the instructions you should execute python setup.py install.