[SciPy-user] plotting packages [was ANN: SciPy 0.4.4 released]
Jonathan.Peirce at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Jan 16 09:50:26 CST 2006
Jon Peirce wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Robert Kern apparently wrote:
>>> > xplt, gplt and plt have been removed from scipy. They
>>> > currently live in the scipy.sandbox namespace, but that is
>>> > probably not built for official releases. They will not
>>> > be returning to scipy. There has been some stated interest
>>> > in taking up the maintenance of xplt as a separate
>>> > package, but no one has announced a release or a new home
>>> > for the code.
>> Might it be worth announcing the need for a new home for
>> xplt on comp.lang.python? And what about the Yorick
>> maintainers: might they be interested?
>> Alan Isaac
> Maybe instead we could let xplt die a peaceful death? For years the
> python community suffered with a large number of half-finished
> products for plotting (sorry to sound so melodramatic - admittedly i
> dont think anyone actually died from the problem of the inadequate
> plotting package!). Then John Hunter came along (hail the conquering
> hero) and did wonders in making Matplotlib the central plotting
> package that could accomplish an enormous variety of very high quality
> plots but remain extremely usable.
> Announcing a new home for xplt (or the need for one) makes it sound
> like this is also a suitable alternative to matplotlib, but for most
> people that really isn't true. IMHO it would be better for everyone to
> point to Matplotlib, and if there is some feature it missing, let's
> prioritise getting them in there rather than maintianing two packages.
> (e.g. mesh plots?)
> just my $0.02
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