ANN: disipyl plotting library - version 0.7

Paul Magwene
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 17:15:52 GMT

    disipyl is an object-oriented wrapper around the DISLIN plotting
library.  DISLIN is a powerful and flexible multiplatform (Win32, Unix,
Linux, etc.) library designed for displaying scientific data. DISLIN's
author, Helmut Michels, has made available a DISLIN plotting extension for
the Python programming language (see for
more details).

    disipyl provides a set of classes which represent various aspects
of DISLIN plots, as well as providing some easy to use classes for
creating commonly used plot formats (e.g. scatter plots, histograms, 3-D
surface plots).  A major goal in designing the library was to facilitate
interactive data exploration and plot creation.

Documentation, a tutorial, and a demo program are included.  The library
has been tested on Win32, Linux, and FreeBSD, but I anticipate that it
should work on any platform which can make use of Python, NumPy, and the
DISLIN python extensions.

    Feedback, comments, and critique are gladly accepted (email:

    This is release 0.7 of disipyl.

New in this release:
* Include a wxPython demo based on an example submitted by Les Schaffer

* Added support for generating PNG and PDF versions of plots as string
buffers (useful for serving images to web pages)

* Fixed a bug in Text class

* Fixed bug in FunctionPlot class

* Modified the format of the INFOMODULE option to take both a module name
and a class name

* Implemented "mylabels" options for Axis, as submitted by Reggie Duggard

* updated optioninfo documentation

    You can find disipyl at: