Matlab, GUIs and Cygwin

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Sun Nov 16 01:11:51 CET 2003


>>>>> "Jay" == Jay Eichelberger <mje_orlando at earthlink.net> writes:

    Jay> Greetings.  I am using Python under Cygwin.  I'm trying to do
    Jay> some statistical charts.  The Matlab looked likely, but it
    Jay> uses GTK.  

matplotlib *used* to require GTK, but not since version 0.2.  Note
however, that matplotlib with GTK runs great under windows and is an
easy install.  See the Win32 Quickstart Guide at
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/installing.html.

Also, Jeremy O'Donoghue has implemented the matplotlib wx backend, so
you can also use it with wxpython on windows or linux.  There is a
development version of the wx backend in the current matplotlib-0.32
version on the sourceforge site, which isn't complete but is working
pretty well.  I expect there will be a complete implementation of the
wx backend in about 2 weeks.

Just out of curiosity: I use python on win32 a lot and prefer to
either use the python.org win installer or the enthought edition of
python for windows (which has wx as well as a number of other goodies
preinstalled).  Is there a reason you need to be using cygwin for your
python stuff?

Cheers, 
John Hunter





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