Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Sat Aug 14 19:06:26 CDT 2004
David Grant wrote:
>>Note that Gnuplot2 is IPython's enhanced Gnuplot, with support for a
>>few things the original lacks and which I find indispensable for
>>efficient interactive use.
> I'm just curious; was it not possible to just apply patches to
> Gnuplot.py instead of creating a new module?
I sent Michael Haggerty, the author of gnuplot.py, all of that code so he
could incorporate whatever he wanted into the mainline. He took some things,
but not all, and I _need_ that functionality for everyday work. Note that my
module requires Gnuplot.py, it simply imports it and overrides a few key
methods (plot and a few others) to provide better functionality.
Michael is free to take that code and use it. But in the meantime, I want
ipython users to have an easy out-of-the box system, where they can simply get
the normal gnuplot, install ipython, and automatically get all the enhancements.
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