[IPython-dev] xkcd plots on Matplotlib gallery ??

Erik Bray erik.m.bray@gmail....
Mon Aug 12 14:36:50 CDT 2013


On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Matt Davis <jiffyclub@gmail.com> wrote:
> You may have accidentally stumbled onto
> http://matplotlib.org/xkcd/gallery.html.
>
> - Matt

Looking at all those, it occurs to me that I think for the xkcd
renderer there should be a little less random wobble in lines the
closer they are to straight lines.  Looking at some of Randall
Munroe's actual plots he's not really *that* bad at drawing straight
lines.  I'm too busy today but at some point I might make a PR for
this....

Erik

> On Aug 7, 2013, at 10:54 AM, Nitin Borwankar <nborwankar@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I was about to show some enterprise folks at an F100 company how IPy NB is
> awesome for data science visualization - I went to matplotlib gallery and
> saw to my horror that *all* gallery examples have been replaced with xkcd
> plot styling.
>
> Or... was the site hacked?   That was another thought.
>
> This makes it pretty much impossible to show to exactly those constituencies
> that will make IPy NB massively mainstream dues to its agile visualization
> power in data science. Well its possible to show it - but there goes the
> chance of being taken seriously as it is quite cartoonish.  I enjoy it but
> does it have to be the default styling - it really detracts from the clean
> visualization that matplotlib brings.
>
> On the other hand, if it was hacked - apologies and sympathies.
>
> Nitin
>
>
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