[SciPy-user] About alternatives to Matlab

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Sat Nov 18 05:45:09 CST 2006


On Sat, Nov 18, 2006 at 08:36:49PM +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
> That would be great. matplotlib is practical for "quick" plots, but I 
> don't like it very much (it may be just I don't use it correctly; I 
> invested quite some time into learning python + numpy, and almost non in 
> matplotlib).

You might be thinking of chaco, here, rather than traits/traitsUI. traits
and traisUI are not meant for scientific visualisation, but for GUI
designing (they do have a few plot widgets that call chaco, but they are
not very powerful). Chaco is the enthought library for plotting. It looks
great, but I must confess I haven't spent any time learn it.

You can have an idea of the basics of traits and traitsUI by checking out
http://code.enthought.com/traits .

Gaël


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