[SciPy-user] spreadsheet data visualisation app

David Joyner wdj@usna....
Sat Nov 8 08:15:20 CST 2008

Unfortunately, the intrepid ibex ubuntu version of 
matplotlib seems to be too old, though pygtk and
friends is easy using apt-get. I actually prefer 
to use matplotloib within Sage (as in, 
www.sagemath.org), but there pygtk is not easy for 
me to install. If your comment below says gtktools
is not needed, then I don't understand how to 
use matplotlib to display a csv file. Is there a different
command you had in mind?

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 07:07:26 -0600
>From: "John Hunter" <jdh2358@gmail.com>  
>Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] spreadsheet data visualisation app  
>To: "SciPy Users List" <scipy-user@scipy.org>
>On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 6:53 AM, David Warde-Farley <dwf@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
>> without error at the python prompt. Hopefully the matplotlib package
>> for Ubuntu has the GTK backend built in and they just forgot to tag
>> the dependency; if not, you may be stuck compiling from source (which
>> admittedly is not hard).
>Actually, you do not necessarily  need to use a gtk* backend to use
>this feature.  The gtktools are just things I use when embedding
>matplotlib in gtkapps, but the rec2gtk view is not dependent on any
>mpl backend as it simply creates a gtk treeeview in a gtk scroll
>window from a rec array.  So yes, he will need to install pygtk, but
>shouldn't have any problems if he simply wants to use rec2gtk from the
>python shell or embedded in a gtk app.
>There is one caveat to this -- if you want to use this feature
>interactively from the ipython shell and use pylab at the same time,
>then you will need a gtk backend.  Eg in the example I posted, when I
>did rec2gtk from the ipython shell, that only works properly if
>ipython is in gthread mode, which it will be if you are running -pylab
>with a gtk* backend.
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