hi all,

is there a way to make density plots using hexagonal bins in matplotlib? what i mean is something like the hexbin package for R, where you can make density plots where hexagons are plotted in size proportion to the number of points in that hexagonal bin… see http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/2.3/bioc/html/hexbin.html

alternatively, the hexgons can be of the same size but shaded in proportion to their counts. i am more interested in the case where the hexagons are sized differently, but in any case, both hexagonal density plots come with an associated legend on the side that shows the bins:

http://bm2.genes.nig.ac.jp/RGM2/R_current/library/hexbin/man/gplot.hexbin.html

is there a way to do this in matplotlib? thanks for your help.