[SciPy-User] ANN: visvis

Almar Klein almar.klein@gmail....
Tue Dec 1 08:36:16 CST 2009

Hi all,

I should have tested visvis on IPython before publishing it. I use an
IDE that hijacks and keeps up to date the mainloops of qt4 and wx.
Therefore visvis does not work out of the box for most people. This is
now fixed (available in the next version of via svn).

In the Python and Ipython shell one has to apply the following to use
visvis interactively:
import visvis as vv
vv.use('qt4') # Use this for version 1.0. In newer version this will
not be required.

This works for QT. Unfortunately, this does not work for wxPython
though, but I'm looking into this.


2009/11/30 Almar Klein <almar.klein@gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
> I am pleased to announce the first release of visvis, a Python
> visualization library for of 1D to 4D data.
> Website: http://code.google.com/p/visvis/
> Discussion group: http://groups.google.com/group/visvis/
> Since this is the first release, it hasn't been tested on a large
> scale yet. Therefore I'm specifically interested to know whether it
> works for everyone.
> === Description ===
> Visvis is a pure Python visualization library that uses OpenGl to
> display 1D to 4D data; it can be used from simple plotting tasks to
> rendering 3D volumetric data that moves in time.
> Visvis can be used in Python scripts, interactive Python sessions (as
> with IPython or IEP) and can be embedded in applications.
> Visvis employs an object oriented structure; each object being
> visualized (e.g. a line or a texture) has various properties that can
> be modified to change its behaviour or appearance. A Matlab-like
> interface in the form of a set of functions allows easy creation of
> these objects (e.g. plot(), imshow(), volshow()).
> Regards,
>  Almar

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