I'm using version 1.0.1 of matplotlib on a linux machine. uname -a
returns the following: Linux jgulinux 220.127.116.11-95.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP
Tue Aug 16 21:01:58 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux.
[jgu@...3825... ~/.matplotlib]$ cat matplotlibrc
backend : TkAgg
interactive : True
Program that reproduces the problem (run in ipython):
x = arange(1000)
y = x
f = figure(1)
for ia in xrange(5):
for ib in xrange(5):
ax = subplot(5,5,ia*5+ib+1, navigate=True)
If we now tried to interactively navigate through any single subplot of
the figure, it is extremely slow. Not sure if this is a configuration
error on my side?
No, and it is not backend-dependent, either. And it does not even require that all of the plots have data--it is the same if only the last subplot has data. A little experimentation indicates that all the ticks and tick labels on the other subplots are slowing down the interaction with the one subplot being navigated.
ax.tick_params(left=False, right=False, top=False, bottom=False)
Insert the above to turn off ticks and tick labels, and it speeds up nicely. That's not a solution, I realize.
I knew that slowness in the tick and tick label generation was a major bottleneck in subplot creation, but I did not realize that it had such an effect on interactive manipulation of a single subplot.
On 10/20/2011 03:47 PM, John Gu wrote: