[SciPy-user] plotting from within a wxPython app

Noel O'Boyle noel.oboyle2 at mail.dcu.ie
Tue Oct 25 03:40:18 CDT 2005


Check out pychem.sf.net for an example of a wxPython GUI using PyPlot.
Noel

On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 10:33 +0200, Christian Kristukat wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
> > mike cantor wrote:
> > 
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I am new to python and SciPy and so far I am having a great time with 
> >>it!  Here is my question:
> >>
> >>	I am writing a GUI using wxPython to manipulate and run an ODE-based 
> >>model.  What is the best way to embed a plot in the application?  That is, 
> >>how do instantiate a plot window within a frame/window which I can still 
> >>control from the application.  I guess one possibility would be to save the 
> >>plot to a png file and then open the file as an image in a frame but it 
> >>seems like there should be a better way.  It would be nice if I could open 
> >>a plot window from within the app that retains its interactive properties.
> > 
> > 
> > The plotting capabilities in scipy are deprecated, and I'm not sure that
> > they supported embedding in a wxPython GUI in the first place. I
> > recommend that you take a look at matplotlib and Chaco, which do support
> > embedding in wxPython GUIs and are actively developed. matplotlib might
> > be easier to get going with because it has an established community with
> > lots of people to answer your questions.
> > 
> > http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net
> > http://code.enthought.com/chaco/chaco.htm
> > 
> 
> You should consider the wxPython PyPlot module, too. It comes with some nice
> demonstration how to use it in an application. It is by far not as powerful as
> matplotlib but much faster. I use matplotlib for the final step, i.e. to produce
> printable output.
> 
> Christian
> 
> 
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