Still having problems with Paper Machines?

We don’t really get to declare independence from Travis Brown’s technical support until we have Paper Machines actually running on our laptops. I’ve got everything working except topic modeling, and I think a lot of other people are in the same boat (although I know that Katie did manage to get it working last night). I’ve identified a Paper Machines bug report that may be the same problem we’re having (, but I need more information to be sure. In the interest of getting topic modeling using Paper Machines working for myself (because I actually intend to use it), I’m volunteering to be the point person for debugging this issue. I think (to borrow from Mark Sample) this definitely counts as service, not scholarship.

Please comment on this post with your operating system, Java, and Python version information, plus whether or not Paper Machines is working for you. For operating system information on a Mac, click on the Apple in the top menu bar, and select “About This Mac”. For version information about Java and Python, you’ll need to open the Terminal application and then type “java -version” and “python -V” on the command line. I’m hoping that a Windows person in the class can supplement this with information on how to do the corresponding operations in that environment: since the last Windows OS that I was familiar with was XP Pro, I don’t think that anything I’ll have to say on the subject will be useful.

As an example, the OS on my laptop is Mac OS X Version 10.6.8, the Java version is 1.6.0_39, and the Python version is 2.6.1. I’ve got Paper Machine working except for topic modeling. I’d appreciate hearing from as many of you as possible, including those who have it working (because I need all the data points to see what the non-working installations have in common). Thanks.

19 thoughts on “Still having problems with Paper Machines?

  1. I’ve managed to get Paper Machines working on both desktop and laptop. The desktop setup is 2.7 GHz core i5 iMac running OS 10.8.2, Java 1.7.0_15 (though it was also running before updating to the most recent Java build. I am running Paper Machines with Zotero standalone version 3.0.14. I have the Safari plugin installed to link my Zotero to a browser, and I am able to ingest directly our TextHeap using the “right-click –> Save Zotero snapshot from current page” feature.

    The laptop setup is a MacBook Pro (13″), 2.4 GHz core 2 Duo, with the same system and Zotero software setup. I have seen some general bugginess with paper machines (in particular upon the initial extraction of texts), but no persistent errors that weren’t fixed by retry or restart. I didn’t have to do anything with Python, but I already had 2.7.2, which may be different that what comes preinstalled.

  2. Hi Paul,

    * I am on a mac with Mac OS X
    * I downloaded Java 7 (Thanks to Josh!)
    * I downloaded Python 2.7

    Paper Machines is not working for me. I consistently get the following message: Extracting: TextHeap
    The process log is displayed below. Refreshing status in 15 seconds.
    No log file found.

    There was a note on the Python download page about something called IDLE. I’ll look into that tonight.

  3. Hi Paul,
    I’m running OS X 10.7.5 on a MacBook, Java version 1.6.0_37, Python 2.7.3.
    Paper Machines has never worked for me – it always gives me the “No log file found” error message.

  4. Hi, Paul. I’m using a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.5, Java version updated the night before class to version 1.7.0_15-b03, Python version 2.7.1 (already installed).

    I don’t think I did anything in particular to make Paper Machines start running, but I always got the “No log file found” when trying to extract the texts before the Java update, and then the text extraction worked when I tried it before class. Everything else was just a matter of persistance in clicking to see if it would work. :)

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