[Matplotlib-devel] Any plans to change the defaults in matplotlibrc

Isaac Gerg isaac.gerg at gergltd.com
Wed Jan 6 10:57:44 EST 2016


To add, I should also say you could just paste a URL and it downloads the
rc file and shows the plots.  Matplotlib makes this easy!

On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Isaac Gerg <isaac.gerg at gergltd.com> wrote:

> Thanks for everyone's replies.
>
> I am still perfecting my rc file but am happy to share what I have so far.
>
>
> https://github.com/isaacgerg/matplotlibrc
>
> I did a research project a few years ago on color theory and am updating
> my rc file based on my findings.
>
> Additionally, it would be really cool to have some kind of webapp whereby
> a user uploads their matplotlibrc file and the server generates a set of
> plots based on it.  I'm happy to take a whack at it if folks want to chime
> in and email me some example plots to render.  I would keep it to simple
> plots to start.
>
> I am aware of the plotornot "experiment" and also have rolled some of
> those features into my rc file as well (its very based off of Cam
> Davidson's)
>
> Isaac
>
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 8:53 AM, Michael Droettboom <
> mdroettboom at continuum.io> wrote:
>
>> The omnibus PR containing most of the style changes for 2.x is here:
>>
>> https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/5774
>>
>> This isn't everything -- some changes are already in 2.x and master.
>> Others are in separate PRs with 2.0 as a milestone.
>>
>> The new changes are being made against 2.x and are forward-ported to
>> master.
>>
>> Also, to answer Isaac's original suggestion: if you have a matplotlibrc
>> that you think would be useful for others, feel free to submit it as a
>> style.  Since 1.4, we've had a style infrastructure that makes it easy for
>> users to switch styles.  While the default style has to be very carefully
>> designed so as to provide "reasonable behavior for the most common cases",
>> individual styles do not and can be more aggressively different.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 10:08 PM, OceanWolf <juichenieder-nabb at yahoo.co.uk
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> Good question... I have gotten a bit out touch with the current state of
>>> things so I defer to others.  As far as I know the current plans at the
>>> moment only include changes to the default colormap to viridis, but others
>>> can get changed as well. feel free to post a link here, or (I guess even
>>> better), make an issue/or PR (changing rcsetup.py) on github, so that we
>>> can take it into consideration for 2.0.
>>>
>>> Looking at the state of the branches on github I have gotten a bit
>>> confused with the strategy... now we have 1.5 released and 2.0 marked as a
>>> copy of 1.5.x bar rc changes, I would have assumed the new rc changes would
>>> end up in master and then backported to the v2.x branch, but that doesn't
>>> look like the case... can someone clarify that for me?
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> OceanWolf
>>>
>>>
>>> On 06/01/16 03:26, Isaac Gerg wrote:
>>>
>>> Where is the new rcparams?
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 9:13 PM, OceanWolf <juichenieder-nabb at yahoo.co.uk
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Isaac,
>>>> As it happens, yes, in the upcoming 2.0 release has the sole purpose of
>>>> changing rcParam defaults, see
>>>> <http://matplotlib.org/style_changes.html>
>>>> http://matplotlib.org/style_changes.html for more information.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> OceanWolf
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 05/01/16 23:31, Isaac Gerg wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I was wondering if there are any plans to change some of the defaults
>>>> in matplotlibrc.  I have created a matplotlibrc file that I find very
>>>> suitable and wondering if its worth sharing here.
>>>>
>>>> Isaac
>>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Michael Droettboom
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