Matplotlib w/ TK Backend.

Robert Kern rkern at
Wed Jun 8 09:53:12 CEST 2005

Kenneth Miller wrote:
> Hello All,
> 	I need a python module to do real time graphs so I chose Matplotlib. I 
> am trying to compile matplotlib at the moment and I have some problems, 
> well not really. It compiles fine, it's how it compiles that's the 
> problem. I am attempting to build it with the Tkinter backend as opposed 
> to the GTK+ backend. Whenever I build, install, and then try to import I 
> receive an error stating that my version of PyGTK needs to be updated. 
> Logically it shouldnt be looking for PyGTK if it is using the TKinter 
> backend? Any help would be appreciated.

A. You will get better help on the matplotlib mailing list.
B. Have you edited your .matplotlibrc to use the TkAgg backend?

Robert Kern
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