[SciPy-dev] PyGist

Heiko Henkelmann heiko at hhenkelmann.de
Sat Mar 8 03:05:29 CST 2003

This is a great idea. I can't agree more!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Travis Oliphant" <TravisOliphant at netscape.net>
To: <scipy-dev at scipy.org>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 11:56 PM
Subject: [SciPy-dev] PyGist

> I have recently discovered the PyGist has undergone some changes while 
> we've been using it in SciPy.
> Part of these changes have led it to be available on Windows!!!!
> Given that to compile SciPy on Windows we need the same tools required 
> to compile and use PyGist on Windows, I am very willing to make the 
> modifications to xplt necessary to get it to compile and be useful to 
> the windows user.
> This will provide a fast and very capable plotting package that while 
> missing a couple of the bells and whistles of the eventually delivered 
> chaco package, will allow users to produce publication quality plots 
> immediately under current SciPy.
> I think this is very important for the further dissemination of SciPy.  
> Some may get concerned that we will spend too many resources making xplt 
> workable to only through it away in the end.   I think this will not 
> happen because PyGist is so fast and easy to use.
> I fear that we are losing potential users because we are not supporting 
> a consistent and very useable (if not perfect) plotting package for 
> SciPy.  Because PyGist now works on all platforms and it is very full 
> featured there is no reason not to provide it in all binaries of SciPy.
> -Travis O.
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