[IPython-dev] Interactive matplotlib figures in the IPython notebook

Phil Elson pelson.pub at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 09:57:45 EDT 2014

Cross posted to IPython-dev and mpl-dev.

Over the Easter holidays I had a chance to take a look at implementing a
new matplotlib backend which would allow interactive figures inline in the
IPython notebook. It's something that has been on the radar for a couple of
years now, with work needed from both projects to make the functionality
possible, so I'm pleased to have been able to submit a PR (
https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/3008) to matplotlib which
finally adds the nbagg backend - the final piece of the jigsaw.

It still needs a lot of polish, both at its core and superficially, but I
think it is at a stage which gives me confidence that the IPython Comm <->
mpl WebAgg approach is going to work to a reasonable degree, and is now at
a stage where it is readily usable by anybody running IPython >=2.0.

I really just wanted to draw your attention to the PR (early testers
welcome), and say thanks to everybody who has been involved in getting to
this stage, particularly Michael Droettboom, Jason Grout and everyone
involved in the IPython Comm interface.


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