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import numpy to matlab

Asked by Ronald Kurnik on 15 Jul 2018
Latest activity Answered by Tushar Agarwal on 26 Sep 2019
I have installed python 3.6 as well as spyder, numpy, pandas, scipy, and matplotlib from the Anaconda3(64 bit) distribution. I followed the MATLAB directions and call call simple python scrips in MATLAB. What I have not been able to do is to use any of the packages numpy, pandas, scipy, and matplotlib. The MATLAB command py.importlib.import_module('numpy') does not work.
Thanks in advance for your help.


Stephen Cobeldick on 15 Jul 2018
"The MATLAB command py.importlib.import_module('numpy') does not work."
Please explain exactly what happens when you try it, including the complete error messages or warnings if you get any.
Stephen Cobeldick on 15 Jul 2018
Ronald Kurnik's "Answer" moved here:
This is my code saved as
def fun2(x,z1,z2,z3,z4,z5):
y=z1+z2*x + z3/((1+numpy.exp(-z4*(x-z5))))
return y
version: '3.6'
executable: 'C:\Users\Ron\Anaconda3\pkgs\python-3.6.5-h0c2934d_0\python.exe'
library: 'C:\Users\Ron\Anaconda3\pkgs\python-3.6.5-h0c2934d_0\python36.dll'
home: 'C:\Users\Ron\Anaconda3\pkgs\python-3.6.5-h0c2934d_0'
isloaded: 0
>> py.math.exp(1)
ans =
>> d6 = py.importlib.import_module('d6');
Error using d6><module> (line 2)
Python Error: NameError: name 'py' is not defined
Error in <frozen importlib>_call_with_frames_removed (line 219)
Error in <frozen importlib>exec_module (line 678)
Error in <frozen importlib>_load_unlocked (line 665)
Error in <frozen importlib>_find_and_load_unlocked (line 955)
Error in <frozen importlib>_find_and_load (line 971)
Error in <frozen importlib>_gcd_import (line 994)
Error in __init__>import_module (line 126)
return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)

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2 Answers

Answer by Tushar Agarwal on 26 Sep 2019

Although Anaconda with MATLAB is not officially supported, you could access it using anaconda prompt. Please refer to this question for more details.
I am summarizing the straightforward approach that worked for me:
  1. Open Anaconda prompt (comes with the package). Optional: Activate any environments if you wish or just work with the default base environment.
  2. Change the directory to the one containing the matlab executable. Eg: "cd C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2018b\bin"
  3. Run matlab by just running "matlab" command in the prompt.
  4. Verify using something like "'numpy')" in the loaded matlab window.
Please Up-vote if it helps you. Thanks!


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Answer by Saurabh Kelkar on 12 Jul 2019

I have same error. Can someone please help on this ?


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