font.latex.package in matplotlibrc has no effect using MiKTeX

For other newbies like myself,

Although flushing the ~/.matplotlibrc/tex.cache is an importend thing to
remember, which I did, but forgot to mention (see PS at the bottom), the
reason why:

...
font packagesfont.latex.package : helvet
...

Did not give my the desired results (for inclusion into a Beamer LaTeX
Document Class presentation, was that:

"... By default, LaTeX selects a Roman typeface as the document
font...", The LaTeX Companion, Second Edition, p 373

The following line needs to be "placed" in the preamble of the "LaTeX
document" created by texmanager.py and backend_ps.py:

\renewcommand\familydefault{\sfdefault}

Regards,

Peter-Jan Randewijk

PS: A rcParam['tex.cache.flush']='True' option would be an usefull
adition to mpl

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-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel M. Smith [mailto:smithsm@…755…]
Sent: 24 October 2005 18:34
To: Randewijk P-J <pjrandew@…841…>
Cc: Samuel M. Smith; matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] font.latex.package in matplotlibrc has
no effect using MiKTeX

If you use the exact same text then it will not change the font
because matplotlib caches the tex redering of text by the name of the
text. You have to delete
the matplotlib tex cache in ~/.matplotlibrc/tex.cache. That will
force it to regenerate the text using the new font.

For example if your plot has a label "Meters" then matplotlib will
use the cached rendering of "Meters". It isn't smart enough to notice
that the cached version uses a different font and therefore must be
re-rendered.

On 24 Oct, 2005, at 10:05, Randewijk P-J, Mnr <pjrandew@...841...> wrote:

Dear All MiKTeX/win32 users,

With the following lines in my matplotlibrc file:

...
text.usetex : True
text.tex.engine : latex
...

I can generating beautiful LaTeX output for my text labels, I now have

difficulty changing the font from the default, "Computer Times
Roman" to
anything else..

The following line in my matplotlibrc file:

...
font packagesfont.latex.package : helvet
...

Have no effect...

Changing "helvet" to:

times, txfonts, pxfont, arial, etc. have also no effect although these

packages are installed...

Even hardcoding, "\usepackage{helvet}" into backend_ps.py, has no
effect:

...
        if rcParams['text.usetex']:
            if rcParams['text.tex.engine'] == 'latex':
                fontpackage = rcParams['font.latex.package']
            else:
                fontpackage = 'type1cm'
            pw, ph = defaultPaperSize
            if width>pw-2 or height>ph-2: pw,ph =
_get_papersize(width,height)
            print >>latexh, r"""\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{%s} \usepackage{helvet}
\usepackage{psfrag}
...

Any ideas...?

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