[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments

Otto Tronarp otto at tronarp.se
Fri Sep 29 03:53:35 CDT 2006


I don't now the matplotlib history that well but an educated guess is  
that  matplotib wasn't written at that time (1 october 2003), or at  
least it was in a very early stage.

Otto

Quoting David Cournapeau <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp>:

> Fabian Braennstroem wrote:
>>
>> Pretty interesting! I hope I can convince my Prof to go for
>> pyhton using your arguments ... but I do not
>> understand that there is a problem with publication quality
>> graphics. For 2D matplotlib should be enough; for 3D
>> mayavi2/tvtk and python-vtk should be able to produce
>> quality graphics too!?
>>
>>
> I don't really understand either. As I said earlier, I have some grips
> about matplotlib, but the export is not one of them, I would say it is a
> strong point of matplotlib, on the contrary; I always find matlab's way
> of exporting clumsy, and latex support in matplotlib is easier to use,
> too. The only problem I ever had with matplotlib for exporting to eps
> for articles is to have wasted one half hour to find a way to get
> transparent background.
>
> David
>
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