[Matplotlib-users] default cmap in ver. 2.0

Slavin, Jonathan jslavin at cfa.harvard.edu
Thu Jan 19 16:19:32 EST 2017


Hi Ben,

It's definitely picking up the new matplotlib since many defaults for
plotting, e.g. the line color cycle, tick direction, are changed.  It's
really just the default colormap that's apparently unchanged.

Jon

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com> wrote:

> in situations like this, the most common reason is that you aren't
> actually loading the matplotlib you think you are running. I would
> double-check by doing:
>
> import matplotlib
> print(matplotlib.__version__)
>
> Another trick I use is to type: "pydoc matplotlib" and see what it picked
> up.
>
> Ben Root
>
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM, Slavin, Jonathan <jslavin at cfa.harvard.edu
> > wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I just installed matplotlib 2.0.  I was surprised that when I created an
>> image plot using imshow I had the same old jet colormap instead of
>> viridis.  I looked in my ~/.confg/matplotlib/matplotlibrc file and the
>> image.cmap line was commented out, so that didn't seem to be the problem.
>> Just to be sure, I moved that one aside and copied the new one under the
>> matplotlib distribution to its place (which also has that line commented
>> out).  I still get the same result.  Obviously I can fix this either by
>> uncommenting that line or by specifying the cmap in calls to imshow.  But
>> I'm curious, where are those defaults stored?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jon
>>
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