Thanks to all (particularly Andrew and Charles) who contributed code
and bug reports leading to this release. Since my last post this
morning, I've cleared up several bugs in log scaling and interactive
mode. Definitely upgrade!
[Below is the general announcement]
matplotlib is a 2D plotting package for python with a matlab
compatible syntax and output tested under linux and windows platforms.
matplotlib-0.30 is available for download at
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net, and has many new features since the
last major release.
matplotlib now supports postscript and GD output, as well as the
traditional GTK backend. The postscript backend goes a long way
towards the goal of acheiving publication quality output. The GD
backend allows you to use matplotlib even in environments with no X
server, such as for a web application server serving dynamic charts.
With the help of Andrew Straw, matplotlib now has log axis
capabilities, with new commands semilogx, semilogy and loglog
With the help of Charles R. Twardy, matplotlib now has a matlab
compatible legend command. See
Numerous bug fixes and minor additions
DPI parameter allows multiple output resolutions with correct
Several bug fixes in GTK interactive mode using
Multiple ways to specify colors, including matlab compatible format
strings, RGB tuples, and html-style hex color strings
Rewrite of line class for much greater compatibility with matlab
handle graphics commands and flexibility in choosing line styles and
See http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html for screenshots
and http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/whats_new.html for more detailed
information on what's new.