ANN: matplotlib 1.3.0 released

Michael Droettboom mdroe at
Thu Aug 1 20:06:35 CEST 2013

On behalf of a veritable army of super coders, I'm pleased to announce 
the release of matplotlib 1.3.0.


Downloads are available here:


as well as through |pip|. Check with your distro for when matplotlib 
1.3.0 will become packaged for your environment.

(Note: Mac .dmg installers are still forthcoming due to some issues with 
the new installation approach.)

  Important known issues

matplotlib no longer ships with its Python dependencies, including 
dateutil, pytz, pyparsing and six. When installing from source or |pip|, 
|pip| will install these for you automatically. When installing from 
packages (on Linux distributions, MacPorts, homebrew etc.) these 
dependencies should also be handled automatically. The Windows binary 
installers do not include or install these dependencies.

You may need to remove any old matplotlib installations before 
installing 1.3.0 to ensure matplotlib has access to the latest versions 
of these dependencies.

The following backends have been removed: QtAgg (Qt version 3.x only), 
FlktAgg and Emf.

For a complete list of removed features, see 

  What's new

  * xkcd-style sketch plotting
  * webagg backend for displaying and interacting with plots in a web
  * event plots
  * triangular grid interpolation
  * control of baselines in stackplot
  * many improvements to text and color handling

For a complete list of what's new, see


Have fun, and enjoy matplotlib!

Michael Droettboom

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