IDLE python shell freezes after running show() of matplotlib

Forrest Sheng Bao forrest.bao at
Sat Oct 24 23:03:40 CEST 2009

I am having a weird problem on IDLE. After I plot something using show
() of matplotlib, the python shell prompt in IDLE just freezes that I
cannot enter anything and there is no new ">>>" prompt show up. I
tried ctrl - C and it didn't work. I have to restart IDLE to use it

My system is Ubuntu Linux 9.04. I used apt-get to install IDLE.

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