perry at stsci.edu
Fri Jul 15 08:48:37 CDT 2005
On Jul 15, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Nils Wagner wrote:
> Howey, David A wrote:
>>> And how about 3D plotting capabilities ?
>> Try gplt. See the scipy website
> Is it planned to add 3D plotting to matplotlib in the near future ?
Since John Hunter is away I'll try to answer that as best as I can. I
think the current thinking on 3D capabilities is that it may be worth
adding limited capabilities such as surface plots and perhaps 3-d
scatter plots. I doubt that there will be any attempt to try to
duplicate any significant fraction of what VTK provides and equivalent.
The motivation for including any 3-d capabilities is to avoid users
having to install VTK (which can be daunting for some). Also, I think
ultimately it is desired that matplotlib optionally support VTK
plotting within its figures (i.e., it won't be necessary to install VTK
unless you want those capabilities).
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