[ANN] grima -- pygtk+ widget that embeds matplotlib


Today we have made Grima available as free software under the MIT
license. Grima is a pygtk+ widget that embeds matplotlib. Basically,
this means that Grima allows matplotlib to play nicely with the GTK+
main loop. Grima is hosted on GitHub at http://github.com/cdsi/grima.

Please note that this is a very early alpha release. There is very
little documentation on how to use Grima, or on its future plans. Our
needs are related to being able to visualize arbitrary sets of time
series data (like device measurements), as well as store and retrieve
this data in a modular way. We plan to provide a mechanism to work
with structured JSON data in couchdb or redis. For now, applications
simply pass x and y values per the current matplotlib API. We have
decided to make Grima available at this point so that others have the
opportunity to evolve it beyond our own limited scope. Contributions
(ideas, critiques, patches) are welcomed. To start, please take a look
at: http://github.com/cdsi/grima/blob/master/bin/grima-subplot.py.

I am more than happy to answer any questions. You may contact me
directly at tom@...1703..., or at
cdsi-lotr@...3268... The latter is a Google Group that covers
Grima as well as some other bits of free software also released today.
A list of these are up at http://github.com/cdsi.

Thank you,

PS - A special thanks to the matplotlib community, and to
http://unpythonic.blogspot.com/2007/08/using-threads-in-pygtk.html for
all of the excellent work upon which Grima is based.


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