[SciPy-user] how to get matplotlib working with new scipy?

Sven Schreiber svetosch at gmx.net
Sun Dec 4 11:44:28 CST 2005

Tom, thanks for your informative reply! For the time being, however, I
guess I'll try to see if new scipy can coexist with Numeric to get
standard matplotlib working  instead of trying to build a bleeding-edge

(Btw, I would have searched the respective mail archives, but the search
function doesn't work for me (seems to be broken?)).

Tom Loredo wrote:

>Hi Sven,
>I'm just starting with scipy_core, so I can't address all your
>issues, but Travis just helped me regarding mpl compatibility,
>so I'll pass on what he told me in case he hasn't answered yet.
>The issue of mpl compatibility was recently addressed on the
>scipy and mpl developer lists.  A patch was checked in that
>enables you to use mpl with just scipy (no Numeric or numarray
>needed).  You can't just download the patches and patch
>mpl 0.85; the files that are patched have changed since the
>release.  So you need to use the CVS version of mpl.  
>Instructions for downloading it are at the CVS link on the
>mpl SourceForge page.  Basically, just execute these two
>CVS commands:
># cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/matplotlib login
># cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/matplotlib co -P matplotlib
>This will create a "matplotlib" directory in your current
>directory with the current CVS check-in.  Go in there and
>install mpl as usual.  When you're done, you'll need to edit
>your matplotlibrc file, setting numerix to "scipy".  Then
>the few examples I just tried all work.
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