While reviewing the new scipy website ( http://new.scipy.org/Wiki ) to see when we can turn it "live", I've come across the following matplotlib discussion in the matplotlib cookbook.
I'd like 2 ask things:
1) can we fix the issues described? (are they already fixed?)
2) can we keep bug discussions off the cookbook?
Sorry to be such a cookbook-is-a-cookbook-not-a-bug-discussion-venue enforcer, but I think it's important we keep the cookbook as newbie-friendly as possible. I think discussions of bugs at the very top of the cookbook are going to scare newbies away.
Here's the "offending" bit of wiki text from http://new.scipy.org/Wiki/Cookbook/Matplotlib :
= Runtime error with recent numarray (1.5.0) =
I'm not sure where this goes, but matplotlib-0.86.2 contains the line
if mask is not ma.nomask:
in lines.py (line 276). Recent versions of numarray do not have nomask, the correct line should be:
if mask is not None:
Update: it seems this is only going to fail if you have numpy set as your default numeric library, because the code in matplotlib/numerix/ma/__init__.py defines nomask EXCEPT when you also have numpy installed. Does matplotlib work with numpy now? I had gotten that nomask error and thought I needed numarray.