Recommend Commercial graphing library

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at
Tue Apr 6 18:34:08 CEST 2010

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:05 AM, AlienBaby <matt.j.warren at> wrote:
> On Apr 6, 4:24 pm, Jean-Michel Pichavant <jeanmic... at>
> wrote:
>> Pablo Recio Quijano wrote:
>> > Why must be commercial, when there is open and free alternatives? Like
>> > GNU Plot.
>> Gnuplot is ugly. I'm using it because I don't care if it's ugly but it
>> clearly lacks of look & feel for presentations, as requested by the OP.
>> You have
>> which is free and looks better than gnuplot. I'm not sure it's well
>> suited for presentation though.
>> JM
> Hi,
> The requirement for a commercial license comes down to being
> restricted to not using any open source code. If it's an open source
> license it can't be used in our context.
> Until now I have actually been using matplotlib, but now that has to
> change.
> --

Just out of curiosity, where does this requirement come from?
Matplotlib (like Python itself) is offered under a license that
basically says "here's the source code. Do whatever you want with it".
Any policy that prevented you from using Matplotlib would prevent you
from using Python too.


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