[SciPy-user] gplt and xplt

David J. Grant david.grant at telus.net
Wed Aug 11 16:10:16 CDT 2004

This is a HUGE problem with gplt.  There is a long sleep command somewhere in
the code.  This is necessary because when piping data to gnuplot some kind of
badness happens if you do it too fast.

There are a ton of plotters for Python out there.  Finding the right one is the
problem.  The community really needs one that can do everything reliably, fast,
and on all platforms.  Or a very robust wrapper which can call all sorts of
Python plotters.  If anyone knows anything of use, please let me know.


Quoting Steve Schmerler <elcorto at gmx.net>:

> Hi all
> When I generate some plots with several data sets in each plot window
>     for i in range(n):
>         gplt.figure()
>         gplt.plot(x1,y1) 
>         gplt.hold('on')
>         gplt.plot(x2,y2)
>         [...]
> this is _very_ slow compared to e.g. xplt. Any ideas to speed this up?
> I'm not using xplt because it crashes my whole Python interpreter (PythonWin
> on WinXP) without warning and leaving me with several wgnuplot.exe and
> gnuplot_helper.exe processes at 100% CPU action when I try to process the
> above loop with data arrays x and y containing numbers > 1e40.
> But e.g.
>     xplt.plot(array([1,2,3,5,5]),array([1,2,3,4,5e200]))
> works (with Numeric.array()).
> bye
> steve
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