1.3 + xkcd + latex

This example shows the error on my platform - the xlabel is not rendered with
tex but instead the '$' are printed:

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
plt.xkcd()

fig = fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
plt.plot (np.arange (10), 2*np.arange(10))
ax.set_xlabel ('$E_{s}/N_{0}$')
plt.show()

Michael Droettboom wrote:

The built-in mathtext support does. (I can put "xkcd()" at the top of
the mathtext_demo.py example and all is well).

It does not work when |text.usetex| is True (when using external TeX).
But in that case, it should have thrown an exception:

>Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "mathtext_demo.py", line 9, in <module>
     xkcd()
   File
   "/home/mdboom/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib-1.4.x-py2.7-

linux-x86_64.egg/matplotlib/pyplot.py",

···

   line 293, in xkcd
     "xkcd mode is not compatible with text.usetex = True")
RuntimeError: xkcd mode is not compatible with text.usetex = True|

Mike

On 10/18/2013 07:24 AM, Neal Becker wrote:

It appears that latex doesn't work with xkcd?

I put for example:
         self.ax.set_xlabel ('$E_s/N_0

)

Which go rendered with the '

  signs and not as latex

And my vertical axis was labeled as:

$\mathdefault{10^{3}}$ ...

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