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Installaton error when installing the Matlab API engine for python on windows.

Asked by iSinnerman on 4 Dec 2019 at 5:54
Latest activity Commented on by Can Wu
about 11 hours ago
I am trying to install the Matlab API engine for python. Unfortunately I get an error with this command in the Matlab command window: system('python install') The error is:
Python was not found but can be installed from the Microsoft Store:
ans =

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Solved by reinstalling Python with custom options to ensure environment variables in windows were set.

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Answer by Can Wu
on 5 Dec 2019 at 1:27
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I'm having the same issue. Would you mind elaborating what you have done to solve the problem?

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Solved. Just need to add Python to environment variables.

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Answer by iSinnerman about 18 hours ago

Please see my answer to another post on installing the Matlab API engine. I've found by using Python 3.6, the install worked as per the instructions. I haven't got this working with Python 3.7. I had to uninstall Python 3.7 and install Python 3.6 (64 bit as the Matlab install is also 64 bit).

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Thanks for your reply. To use the right version is critical indeed...

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