Thanks for the information. It has been very
> helpful. Matplotlib seems to be ignoring the use
> command. When I change the value in .matplotlibrc it works
> however adding the use('Agg') does not change the
> backed. Do I need to do anything else?
You must use the use command before importing matplotlib.matlab, as
described on http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/backends.html
>>> import matplotlib
>>> from matplotlib.matlab import *
Note that if you are using an IDE like pycrust, pythonwin, or IDLE,
matplotlib.matlab may have already been loaded, and subsequent calls
to use or 'from matplotlib.matlab import *' will have no effect unless
you explicitly force a module reload.