What would you like to see in a book about Matplotlib?

Sandro Tosi matrixhasu at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 10:42:53 CET 2009


Hi James,
thanks for getting back to me.

On Jan 6, 9:33 am, James Stroud <jstr... at mbi.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi wrote:
> > - what are the things you like the most of matplotlib, that you want
> > to give emphasis to? And why?
>
> The ability to embed a figure (composed of subplots) into a custom
> window is my favorite aspect.

Do you mean embed the figure in an application or simply a figure with
several subplots in it?

> Also: massive configurability of plots,
> event driven plot canvas, antigrain geometry antialiasing are also all
> very important. Additionally the toolbar of standard interactive
> functions and the ability to export plots in a variety of formats are
> also invaluable features.
>
> > - what are the (basic) things that, when you were beginning to use
> > matplotlib, you wanted to see grouped up but couldn't find?
>
> The documentation for basic plot configuration, especially for embedded
> plots, and also tapping into the event model is very weak currently.
> These need the most improvement.

What do you mean by "event model"?

> > - what would you like to see in a book about matplotlib?
>
> A big, huge, gigantic, chapter---no make that 3 chapters--on programming
>   interactivity with the plot canvas.

Big chapters a harder to read. And what exactly do you mean by
"interactivity"?

> > Your suggestions are really appreciated :) And wish me good luck!
>
> Good luck! I can't wait to read your book!

Thanks!

Sandro



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