[IPython-dev] notebook plots via javascript

Bob McElrath bob+ipython at mcelrath.org
Mon Jun 4 13:33:20 EDT 2012

It seems to me that the majority of this work should actually be in the
matplotlib SVG backend.  IPython should just throw whatever matplotlib hands it
into the notebook.  Why does mplh5canvas require a server?!?

Modifying the output of matplotlib will be fragile.

Zoltán Vörös [zvoros at gmail.com] wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> On 06/04/2012 06:40 PM, Bob McElrath wrote:
> >
> >     http://keith-wood.name/svg.html
> >
> >I'd be a big fan of SVG+JS plots.
> I saw this a couple of weeks ago, and it is really cool. The only
> objection I would have is that one would still have to write a quite
> complicated wrapper around it, if one wants to retain compatibility
> with matplotlib. The greatest appeal of a matplotlib backend is that
> all older python scripts would run as usual.
Cheers, Bob McElrath

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