[Numpy-discussion] wanted: decent matplotlib alternative

John Salvatier jsalvati@u.washington....
Thu Oct 13 16:53:32 CDT 2011


Thank you John, those are looking useful.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM, John Hunter <jdh2358@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Oct 13, 2011, at 4:21 PM, Zachary Pincus <zachary.pincus@yale.edu>
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> > I keep meaning to use matplotlib as well, but every time I try I also get
> really turned off by the matlabish interface in the examples. I get that
> it's a selling point for matlab refugees, but I find it counterintuitive in
> the same way Christoph seems to.
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> > I'm glad to hear the OO interface isn't as clunky as it looks on some of
> the doc pages, though. This is good news. Can anyone point out any good
> tutorials/docs on using matplotlib idiomatically via its OO interface?
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> I would start with these examples
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> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/api/index.html
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> These examples use pyplot only for figure generation, mostly because this
> is the easiest way to get a Figure instance correctly wired across user
> interface toolkits, but use the API for everything else.
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> And this tutorial, which explains the central object hierarchy:
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> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/artists.html
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> For a deeper dive, these tutorials may be of interest too:
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> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/transforms_tutorial.html
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> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/path_tutorial.html
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> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/event_handling.html
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