I have Python 2.7 installed, and I need to use matplotlib, but it is only available for Python 2.6. Is there any way to have 2.6 and 2.7 installed at the same time or is this asking for trouble?

The reason I need matplotlib is I am trying to run a program for my TI ez430 Chronos that was written in Python. Thanx in advance.


why not. you can install more than 1 version.

Are you on linux ,OSX or windows?
if linux, what flavour?

I am running Python 25, 26, 27 and 31 in my Windows7 machine. The trick is to use an IDE like Editra that allows you to specify which Python version to use.

I run Python 2.7 and 3.1.3 in window 7 without problems hope this helps

The issue happens when you append your Python directory to your default directories. As long as the executable has a different name, per version, there shouldn't be an issue. I know Linux does that but I'm not sure about Windows.

pydev plugin to eclipse/aptana also allow you to choose your taste. ;)

commented: thanks for the info +13