could not load matplotlib icon


I keep getting this error when my matplotlib gtk app starts up:

Could not load matplotlib icon: Couldn't recognize the image file format for file 'C:\Python23\share\matplotlib\matplotlib.svg'

I don't *think* it's my fault. It doesn't seem to do any harm but it's untidy all the same.

Any suggestions?



Matplotlib has been helping me a lot with my graphic needs. I am
still surprised by the looking of the pictures. Many thanks for
the great software.

I'm having some issues, though. Sometimes I get error messages,
usually an error in KERNEL32.DLL on Windows ME, and on Windows
only, I don't get this behaviour in Linux. It's not as bad as it
may seem, as every script runs completely, the pictures are saved
and, besides the message box informing the error, nothing weird
happens. I don't know how to reproduce the errors - when I run
from the DOS prompt or from IDLE, I get the messages. When I
run from my IDE (I use PSPad) I usually don't get error messages,
with the same scripts. Any hint to what I can be doing wrong, or
how to find out what is happening?

Also, I'm in need of some help. I must draw six subplots, one below
the other (subplot(6, ...)), but the way things are coming out, the
plots are to thin, and, although the picture looks good, I thought
that if I could make each subplot a little bigger, that would help
a lot. Is there any way this can be done?

In other plots, I need to index the subplots (label them '(a)',
'(b)', ... for reference in text). I was using xlabel to do that,
but when I have more than two subplots, the xlabel is shadowed by
the following subplot. Is there any way to make the space between
the plots bigger, so the xlabels can be shown, or is there any
other (better) way to do that?

Thanks in advance.


Jos� Alexandre Nalon

Did I do something wrong?

After installing from the windows installer, from a DOS window:

Python 2.3.4 (#53, May 25 2004, 21:17:02) [MSC v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from matplotlib.matlab import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 162, in ?
   from axes import Axes, PolarAxes
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 9, in ?
   from artist import Artist
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 4, in ?
   from transforms import identity_transform
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 189, in ?
   from _transforms import IDENTITY, LOG10, POLAR, Func, FuncXY
ImportError: cannot import name POLAR