Plotting histograms, scatter plots in Python

Fernando Perez fperez528 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 8 03:46:25 CEST 2004


Colin J. Williams wrote:

> 
> 
> Paramjit Oberoi wrote:
>>>What is the easiest way to generate some plots and graphs in Python ?
>> 
>> 
>> Pychart:
>> http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Yasushi_Saito/pychart/
> 
> The charts look good, but the source code links fail.

I found it funny that the author makes a comment about poor PostScript quality
in Gnuplot, touting his as an alternative.  If the examples on that page are to
be believed, that stuff looks like low-quality Excel-type business charts,
while Gnuplot has been producing publication quality EPS for a loooong time
(ask the many thousands of scientists using it since the early 90's).

I'd say that matplotlib is the _real_ contender to gnuplot today, not that toy
with horrible font scaling, no apparent real symbol/math support, ugly legend
boxes...

Best,

f



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