[ANN] matplotlib-0.86

Latest release of matplotlib available with the usual slew of
updates. Notable changes are:
     - Support for numpy (was scipy_core)
     - Support for setuptools (eggs to appear soon on cheeseshop)
          -- more on eggs: http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools
     - Matplotlib data files moved inside the matplotlib module for
better portability


Full changelog below....


2006-1-9 Released 0.86

2006-1-4 Changed to support numpy (new name for scipy_core) - TEO

2006-1-4 Added Mark's scaled axes patch for shared axis

2005-12-28 Added Chris Barker's build_wxagg patch - JDH

2005-12-27 Altered numerix/scipy to support new scipy package
           structure - TEO
2005-12-20 Fixed Jame's Boyles date tick reversal problem - JDH

2005-12-20 Added Jouni's rc patch to support lists of keys to set on -

2005-12-12 Updated pyparsing and mathtext for some speed enhancements
           (Thanks Paul McGuire) and minor fixes to scipy numerix and

2005-12-12 Matplotlib data is now installed as package_data in
           the matplotlib module. This gets rid of checking the
           many possibilities in matplotlib._get_data_path() - CM

2005-12-11 Support for setuptools/pkg_resources to build and use
           matplotlib as an egg. Still allows matplotlib to exist
           using a traditional distutils install. - ADS

2005-12-03 Modified setup to build matplotlibrc based on compile time
           findings. It will set numerix in the order of scipy,
           numarray, Numeric depending on which are founds, and
           backend as in preference order GTKAgg, WXAgg, TkAgg, GTK,
           Agg, PS

2005-12-03 Modified scipy patch to support Numeric, scipy and numarray
     Some work remains to be done because some of the scipy
     imports are broken if only the core is installed. Eg
     apparently we need from scipy.basic.fftpack import * rather
     than from scipy.fftpack import *

2005-12-03 Applied some fixes to Nicholas Young's nonuniform image

2005-12-01 Applied Alex Gontmakher hatch patch - PS only for now

2005-11-30 Added Rob McMullen's EMF patch

2005-11-30 Added Daishi's patch for scipy

2005-11-30 Fixed out of bounds draw markers segfault in agg

2005-11-28 Got TkAgg blitting working 100% (cross fingers) correctly. - CM

2005-11-27 Multiple changes in cm.py, colors.py, figure.py, image.py,
           contour.py, contour_demo.py; new _cm.py, examples/image_masked.py.
           1) Separated the color table data from cm.py out into
           a new file, _cm.py, to make it easier to find the actual
           code in cm.py and to add new colormaps. Also added
           some line breaks to the color data dictionaries. Everything
           from _cm.py is imported by cm.py, so the split should be
           2) Enabled automatic generation of a colormap from
           a list of colors in contour; see modified
           3) Support for imshow of a masked array, with the
           ability to specify colors (or no color at all) for
           masked regions, and for regions that are above or
           below the normally mapped region. See
           4) In support of the above, added two new classes,
           ListedColormap, and no_norm, to colors.py, and modified
           the Colormap class to include common functionality. Added
           a clip kwarg to the normalize class. Reworked color
           handling in contour.py, especially in the ContourLabeller
           - EF

2005-11-25 Changed text.py to ensure color is hashable. EF

Something seems to be broken here ...
Alan Isaac

Python 2.4.1 (#65, Mar 30 2005, 09:13:57) [MSC v.1310 32 bit
(Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

import pylab

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\pylab.py", line 1, in ?
    from matplotlib.pylab import *
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\pylab.py", line 217, in ?
    new_figure_manager, draw_if_interactive, show = pylab_setup()
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\backends\__init__.py", line 24,
in pylab_setup
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\backends\backend_gtkagg.py", li
ne 10, in ?
    from backend_gtk import gtk, FigureManagerGTK, FigureCanvasGTK,\
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\backends\backend_gtk.py", line
6, in ?
    import gobject
ImportError: No module named gobject


Charlie Moad wrote:

  Latest release of matplotlib available with the usual slew of

I just downloaded 0.86 and "python setup.py bdist_rpm" on a Fedora Core 4 machine fails with the following output at the end. "python setup.py build" succeeds on the same machine in the same terminal window.

+ env 'CFLAGS=-O2 -g -pipe -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -m32 -march=i386 -mtune=pentium4 -fasynchronous-unwind-tables' python setup.py build
installing data to lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/mpl-data
pygtk present but import failed
Using default library and include directories for Tcl and Tk because a
Tk window failed to open. You may need to define DISPLAY for Tk to work
so that setup can determine where your libraries are located.
pygtk present but import failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "setup.py", line 281, in ?
    template = file('matplotlibrc.template').read()
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'matplotlibrc.template'
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.93117 (%build)

RPM build errors:
    Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.93117 (%build)
error: command 'rpmbuild' failed with exit status 1