[SciPy-User] Pylab - standard packages

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Sun Sep 23 10:28:02 CDT 2012

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23 September 2012 15:44, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
> > It has an I/O plugin framework, which can use Matplotlib / PIL /
> FreeImage
> > when available, that's it. So without PIL or FreeImage I think the only
> > thing that can be read is pngs, through MPL.
> OK, I think it makes sense to include one of those, then. Can you
> summarise differences between PIL & FreeImage in familiarity,
> simplicity of building, how cross platform they are, what formats they
> support, and anything else that seems relevant?

After years of frustration with PIL's broken tiff support and with how it's
managed, I don't think I can answer that question objectively......

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