Creating an interactive figure from the OO interface

Hi all,

I see in the matplotlib 1.5 release notes that the figures created via the OO interface can now be interactively updated.

Does this mean it’s now possible to create a figure using the interactive backend, manually associate it with a figure manager, and then call the show() method on the figure manager to display the plot in an interactive window, all without (possibly indirectly) importing pyplot? If not, should I just give up and do this via pyplot? I’d like to avoid importing pyplot if possible to avoid crashes on headless sessions.

Thanks for your help or advice,