[IPython-dev] IPython (new) + matplotlib report: happy news

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 17:10:23 EDT 2010


On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> [ sorry for the cross-post, but devs on both lists will care about this]
> I just went through the exercise of pasting 100 randomly chosen
> examples from the gallery into the new ipython console with inline
> graphics.  Report:
> - 98 worked perfectly: the figures I got were identical to those on the website.

That is a pretty significant test of the new console....100 is a lot
of copying and pasting.

> - 1 had minor visual differences:
> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/quadmesh_demo.html:
> in the SVG render, the masked region
> appears black instead of transparent.
> - One produced an error:
> http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/axes_grid/simple_axisline4.html
> ...
>   ...: plt.draw()
>   ...: plt.show()
>   ...:
> Received invalid plot data.
> But when I save the file and try to load it  into firefox, it seems to
> indeed be bad SVG:
> XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </g>.
> Location: file:///home/fperez/ipython/ipython/bad.svg
> Line Number 287, Column 3:</svg>
> --^
> In summary: we can run pretty much any MPL example by straight
> copy/paste, and the only two glitches I see are in the SVG data
> itself.  Once the other two buglets I reported earlier get fixed up,
> this will be a very nice way to interact with MPL.
> One small request: is it possible/easy to add to the MPL examples a
> little 'copy to clipboard' button or link?  Now that one can
> copy/paste wholesale examples into an interactive session to explore
> them, it feels annoying to have to highlight the whole text box and
> then do Ctrl-C or menu->copy.  It would be really nice to have a
> one-click 'copy to clipboard'...  But I have no idea if that's easy or
> hard in HTML...

+1 to this!



> Anyway, I think we're starting to be in pretty good shape!
> Cheers,
> f
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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