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

>>> matplotlib.use('Agg')

>>> 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.

JDH