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

darcamo at gmail.com darcamo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 09:47:53 EST 2014

I just tried it with a plot I have that uses pick events. Basically when I
click on one of the points of a scatter plot the color of a few other
related points is changed. This works flawless in the IPython notebook with
the nbagg backend. It is indeed amazing (requires recent version of

Em Wed Dec 03 2014 at 11:38:58, Vasco <vasco+python at tenner.nl> escreveu:

> Dear Phil,
> On 24-04-14 15:57, Phil Elson wrote:
> > 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.
> I just discovered that this nbagg backend is working! What a very nice
> tool! This was exactely what I was missing.
> I didn't see comming along on the mailinglist that this was fixed. Thus
> by this, to draw everyones attention: try the nbagg plotting backend,
> simply by executing:
> %matplotlib nbagg
> Vasco
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