[SciPy-user] is scipy OK for my needs?
Michael Nathaniel Cantor
mcantor at stanford.edu
Mon Nov 28 11:19:34 CST 2005
Somewhere in this thread someone references using Matplotlib from within
I have done this successfully by embedding a plot in a wxDialog, so I can
open and close multiple plot windows as desired. If you'd like the code,
e-mail me at mcantor at stanford.edu (I check the mailing list posts only
> I don't know if your specific needs about clicking on data points is
> possible out-of-the-box, but you could probably add this capability by
> creating your own wxPython graph panel. Matplotlib has a very active
> mailing list, you should ask the graph related part of your question
Quoting Ryan Krauss <ryanlists at gmail.com>:
> The author of matplotlib is a ubuntu users, which is a debian
> derivative. His name is John Hunter and he had mentioned the
> following in a previous scipy post:
> For the standard matplotlib package, add these lines to your
> deb http://anakonda.altervista.org/debian packages/
> deb-src http://anakonda.altervista.org/debian sources/
> and then run:
> > sudo apt-get update
> > sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib python-matplotlib-doc
> These are all professional debian packages and most of them are a
> little out of date.
> If you like to live on the bleeding edge, you can use my poor man's
> Ubuntu Hoary packages (I've been told they also work for Breezy) which
> have matplotlib 0.84, ipython-0.6.16.cvs and scipy 3.3.304.4617. You
> need to enable universe and multiverse in /etc/apt/sources.list and
> then add
> deb http://peds-pc311.bsd.uchicago.edu binary/
> If you already have scipy working, installing matplotlib from source
> is pretty simple. Download the tarball from the matplotlib page,
> unzip it and do:
> sudo python setup.py install
> The only catch is that it depends on many of the gui development
> packages to make the different gui renders. So, you need to install
> gnome-dev, GTK2-dev and Tk Tcl dev and so on.
> On 11/28/05, massimo sandal <massimo.sandal at unibo.it> wrote:
> > Ryan Krauss wrote:
> > > I think all of this can work.
> > Thank you for your answer. I was also thinking about non linear
> > I saw there's something about them in the documentation, I'd like to
> > know how good and user friendly they are.
> > I also noticed (and tested) that scipy has basic .mat compatibility,
> > that would be great for interoperability with my old data :).
> > > For the most part, plotting is best handled by matplotlib:
> > > http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/
> > > I don't know if your specific needs about clicking on data points is
> > > possible out-of-the-box, but you could probably add this capability
> > > creating your own wxPython graph panel. Matplotlib has a very active
> > > mailing list, you should ask the graph related part of your question
> > > there.
> > Matplotlib seems good.
> > I'm struggling to find a debian package for it...
> > --
> > Massimo Sandal
> > University of Bologna
> > Department of Biochemistry "G.Moruzzi"
> > snail mail:
> > Via Irnerio 48, 40126 Bologna, Italy
> > email:
> > massimo.sandal at unibo.it
> > tel: +39-051-2094388
> > fax: +39-051-2094387
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