running 64 bit windows 7, ALICE tool suite installs, but then ( when launching ) application such as "voltmeter" returns error message C;\Program Files x86\ALM software\volt-meter-toll.pyw is not a valid WIN32 application
I assume you have python 2.7 installed?
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Robin, attached a few screen shots .
That says you have Alice installed - not Python, not numpy. These are separate things.
Like Doug mentioned below, there is the 32-bit version of Python:
And the 64-bit version:
Even if you are using Intel 64 bit - you still use the one named amd64.
You indicated that you are running Windows 7 64 bit, Did you install Python 2.7 64 bit or 32 bit?
When you installed Alice did you use the matching 32 bit or 64 bit installer?
Sounds like you have a mismatch somewhere among these packages.
By the way Alice also needs NUMPY package to be installed and for Windows only
32 bit version available as a binary install package.
See the Alice install page on the ADI Wiki.
Confirmed alice 64 and python 64, numby installed though not sure what you mean by “By the way Alice also needs NUMPY package to be installed and for Windows only 32 bit version available as a binary install package” see attached
If you installed numpy by downloading a Windows binary from Sourceforge ( as linked to from the Alice install wiki page) then you have a 32 bit version of numpy and that will not likely work with 64 bit python. You can either uninstall 64 bit python and replace it with 32 bit python then install 32 bit Alice and 32 bit numpy or build numpy from the source files for your 64 bit python install.
If you are not familiar with building python packages from source code then I would highly recommend replacing everything
with the 32 bit versions.
Same error with alice and python 32 bit and numpy downloaded from
Sourceforge. I have the numpy folder in the python 27 tree. Is that the right place?
When you run the numpy binary package installer ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.10.2/numpy-1.10.2-win32-superpack-python2.7.exe/download ) it should have installed the package in:
Is that what you did to install numpy?
Yes, the installer auto dumps it into that “C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\numpy”
Maybe I will try a different PC. Strange, I know it should not be this difficult. Maybe I will ask Tim Harder for help since he sits in Wilm and I can physically show him exactly what I am doing.
Thanks very much for your help!
Success, short story was ALICE was not choosing python.exe to execute.
Strange, the Windows Python installer should have associated files ending with .py and .pyw to open using Python ( and to be edited with .IDLE ). Do the .py and .pyw files show up with the Python logo as their icons
in the directory screen?
Yes, but when I rmb on the *.pyw icon and select properties the “opens with” was not defauting to “python.exe” even though the type of file was correct (PYW File (.pym).
I think that's an option (registering extensions to be run via python) during the main python-2.7 install that defaults to on. However, assuming you didn't disable that, I don't know what happened either.
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