[IPython-User] [notebook] opposite of display(gcf())

Michael Aye michael.aye@ucla....
Thu Dec 20 19:58:16 CST 2012

On 2012-12-19 17:24:58 +0000, Matthias BUSSONNIER said:

> Le 18 déc. 2012 à 20:15, Michael Aye a écrit :
>> On 2012-12-14 16:52:27 +0000, Matthias BUSSONNIER said:
>>> * other backend include qt, osx, … once you choose one you can't get>> 
>>> the other others.
>> Ok, but with the display function I could display the existing 'outline' plot.
>> So, I take it there is no way to display an existing inline plot> 
>> temporarily 'outline'?
> Yes and No.
> you can look at$ IPython notebook --help-all
> InlineBackend section.
> pasted at the end of this mail.

Oh, didn't know that. Sorry for the RTFM case. ;)

> So if you keep track of the fig object Yes,Otherwise No, the only trace 
> of the figure is a base-64 encoded png in the ipynb file.
> I suggest you look at the OO way of matplotlib,
> You can do really nice things when you know matplotlib a little more 
> intimately.

I know, I'm just a little bit weary in understanding how much of the 
Notebook-Fu does or might influence the MPL-Fu. ;)

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