I couldn't manage to find how to search the mailing list archive on
sourceforge, so sorry if it is already discussed/developed.
There are many backends for matplotlib and debian/ubuntu packages depend
on at least one of the interactive once . But matplotrc as
installed says "backend: TkAgg". This often results in errors upon
importing pylab after installation saying "Please install python-tk".
Has there been any work done about providing an auto backend? The one
that would select the best one automagically.
I've pocked into code a little bit. My understanding is to hook into
pylab_setup() (lib/matplotlib/backends/__init__.py). That is if backend
is auto, run a script which returns a name of the pretties backend which
then is used.
I think I will manage writing something like that. And I would be glad
 One of the dependencies is:
python-tk | python-gtk2 | python-wxgtk2.8 | python-qt3 | python-qt4
ps. cloned github repo, now updating, takes ages =D Maybe git hub needs
to be updated with more revisions? =D