[IPython-dev] SVG figures status report

Bob McElrath bob+ipython at mcelrath.org
Thu Jun 28 01:11:59 EDT 2012

Michael Droettboom [mdroe at stsci.edu] wrote:
> On 06/27/2012 03:33 PM, Bob McElrath wrote:
> >
> >
> > Don't forget that Matplotlib's SVG backend needs some work too.  It has
> > some rendering errors.  (and so does the svg output of the Cairo backend)
> >
> Report these bugs if you've got 'em.  There are no open bugs on the SVG 
> backend at the moment -- only two feature requests.

I'll file some as soon as I have some reproducible test cases.  What I see all
the time are:
    1) histograms with bars extending below the horizontal axis
    2) pixelation of lines for some choices of figsize.
If you understand either of these I'd appreciate your comments.

Aha, I see you've done some work on mpl svg interactivity too.  Perhaps you
could tell us what you're doing on the mpl side with SVG interactivity?

Cheers, Bob McElrath

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