[IPython-dev] changing plotting backend

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 11:18:29 EDT 2014

Hi Vasco,

That sounds like there's something in your notebook config file which is
initialising matplotlib. Are any values set in that file?

On 28 Mar 2014 04:03, "Vasco Tenner" <vasco+python at tenner.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> when I open a new ipython shell (master), withouth any flags, I can set
> the plotting backend by:
>  > %matplotlib wx
> Or
>  > %matplotlib gtk
> However, I cannot change it halfway my session:
>  > %matplotlib wx
>  > %matplotlib gtk
> Warning: Cannot change to a different GUI toolkit: qt. Using wx instead.
> If I start the ipython notebook server, I can only use tk. In the first
> cell of a new notebook:
> %matplotlib wx
> Warning: Cannot change to a different GUI toolkit: wx. Using tk instead.
> Is there a way to change the plotting backend in an ipython notebook to
> something else then tk or inline?
> Kind regards,
> Vasco
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