[SciPy-dev] an atttempt at sandbox/xplt

Jonathan Taylor jonathan.taylor at utoronto.ca
Thu Feb 2 13:36:27 CST 2006

I agree... there should really only be one plotting package in scipy
or things will be confusing.  Among matplotlibs other features, its
similarity to matlab makes it the ideal choice since we are sort of
positioning ourselves to lure past matlab users.


On 2/2/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nils Wagner wrote:
> > Do you have no reason for moving xplt into scipy/Lib/ ?
> > You have mentioned the speed edge of xplt against matplotlib.
> > This gives reason to have it directly available in scipy (at least for me).
> I'm sure there are reasons to want to move xplt back into scipy/Lib/. However, I
> think there are better reasons for keeping it out. xplot is X-only. It is not
> cross-platform. xplt can never be *the* plotting package, and if it is  in
> scipy/Lib/, people will think it is. In the past, people have made scipy a
> dependency for their projects "only for the plotting".
> xplt was never intended to languish in the sandbox for this long. People
> volunteered to take over its development elsewhere as its own package. If you
> want xplt to be a living project, register the project on Sourceforge (or
> Berlios, or wherever) and move the code over.
> --
> Robert Kern
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