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Python statsmodel.api error

7 - Meteor

Need help using this library in Python


Appreciate your response


import statsmodels.formula.api as sm


--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ImportError Traceback (most recent call last) in ----> 1 import statsmodels.formula.api as sm 2 c:\users\10007781\appdata\local\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\jupytertool_venv\lib\site-packages\statsmodels\formula\api.py in 13 from statsmodels.robust.robust_linear_model import RLM 14 rlm = RLM.from_formula ---> 15 from statsmodels.discrete.discrete_model import MNLogit 16 mnlogit = MNLogit.from_formula 17 from statsmodels.discrete.discrete_model import Logit c:\users\10007781\appdata\local\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\jupytertool_venv\lib\site-packages\statsmodels\discrete\discrete_model.py in 43 44 from statsmodels.base.l1_slsqp import fit_l1_slsqp ---> 45 from statsmodels.distributions import genpoisson_p 46 47 try: c:\users\10007781\appdata\local\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\jupytertool_venv\lib\site-packages\statsmodels\distributions\__init__.py in 1 from .empirical_distribution import ECDF, monotone_fn_inverter, StepFunction ----> 2 from .edgeworth import ExpandedNormal 3 from .discrete import genpoisson_p, zipoisson, zigenpoisson, zinegbin c:\users\10007781\appdata\local\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\jupytertool_venv\lib\site-packages\statsmodels\distributions\edgeworth.py in 5 import numpy as np 6 from numpy.polynomial.hermite_e import HermiteE ----> 7 from scipy.misc import factorial 8 from scipy.stats import rv_continuous 9 import scipy.special as special ImportError: cannot import name 'factorial'

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Hi @pgdelafuente,


Thank you for posting.


I have looked for your error message on Google and found a incompatibility issue: https://github.com/statsmodels/statsmodels/issues/5759


Could you please try the following:


1. Stop Alteryx Designer


2. Rename folder %ALTERYX_DIRECTORY%\bin\Miniconda3\envs\JupyterTool_vEnv\Lib\site-packages\scipy to scipy.old (replace %ALTERYX_DIRECTORY% with your installation folder)


3. Start Alteryx Designer as administrator if you have an admin version and, as usual otherwise


4. Drag a Python tool to the canvas, enter following code and run the cell

from ayx import Alteryx


5. Test your  code again:

import statsmodels.formula.api as sm


Remark: You might need to install extra packages like patsy for example 





7 - Meteor

Thanks @PaulN 


I was able to fix the issues using your feedback.


Now im having problem with XGBoost 🙂





Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Hi @pgdelafuente,


Thanks for the feedback.


Could you please create a different thread for the XGBoost issue?




Paul Noirel

Sr Customer Support Engineer, Alteryx