Sage does indeed have a (somewhat crufty) GraphicsArray object , which I've been meaning to convert to use the new GridSpec functionality . It is built on top of matplotlib, but the code is fragile and easy to "break". See http://doxdrum.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/graphics-array-in-sagemath/, for example.
One thing that would be really nice in GridSpec is if we could plot things recursively. As I understand it right now, using GridSpec, we can arrange a bunch of axes in a grid. However, what if we wanted to put a grid inside of one of the spots in the grid? (I think the same question is: what if we wanted to embed a figure inside another axes?)
 http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/gridspec.html; http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/gridspec_api.html
On 3/31/11 3:32 AM, T J wrote:
Any chance matplotlib can get functionality similar to GraphicsArray
in Mathematica? It'd be nice to make a single method to draw whatever
you want and then do this in a list comprehension. At the end, you
can arrange all those plots however you want.
It looks like Sage has implemented something like this (built on top
of matplotlib, I presume). Would it be difficult to port this to