"import pylab" changes locale settings

Hi all,
When I import pylab the locale settings are changed (I'm using
matplotlib 0.99.0):

In [1]: import locale

In [2]: print locale.localeconv()
{'mon_decimal_point': '', 'int_frac_digits': 127, 'p_sep_by_space': 127,
'frac_digits': 127, 'thousands_sep': '', 'n_sign_posn': 127,
'decimal_point': '.', 'int_curr_symbol': '', 'n_cs_precedes': 127,
'p_sign_posn': 127, 'mon_thousands_sep': '', 'negative_sign': '',
'currency_symbol': '', 'n_sep_by_space': 127, 'mon_grouping': [],
'p_cs_precedes': 127, 'positive_sign': '', 'grouping': []}

In [3]: import pylab

In [4]: print locale.localeconv()
{'mon_decimal_point': ',', 'int_frac_digits': 2, 'p_sep_by_space': 1,
'frac_digits': 2, 'thousands_sep': '', 'n_sign_posn': 1,
'decimal_point': ',', 'int_curr_symbol': 'EUR ', 'n_cs_precedes': 1,
'p_sign_posn': 1, 'mon_thousands_sep': ' ', 'negative_sign': '-',
'currency_symbol': '\xe2\x82\xac', 'n_sep_by_space': 1, 'mon_grouping':
[3, 3, 0], 'p_cs_precedes': 1, 'positive_sign': '', 'grouping': []}

Is this a bug or a feature?

For me it broke some code in a c-extension which parses a file with
floating point numbers and didn't recognize them anymore:(

Cheers,
Sebastian

What backend are you using? IIRC, gtk has been behind this in the past.

Ryan

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On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 8:02 AM, Sebastian <basti.kr@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

When I import pylab the locale settings are changed (I’m using

matplotlib 0.99.0):

In [1]: import locale

In [2]: print locale.localeconv()

{‘mon_decimal_point’: ‘’, ‘int_frac_digits’: 127, ‘p_sep_by_space’: 127,

‘frac_digits’: 127, ‘thousands_sep’: ‘’, ‘n_sign_posn’: 127,

‘decimal_point’: ‘.’, ‘int_curr_symbol’: ‘’, ‘n_cs_precedes’: 127,

‘p_sign_posn’: 127, ‘mon_thousands_sep’: ‘’, ‘negative_sign’: ‘’,

‘currency_symbol’: ‘’, ‘n_sep_by_space’: 127, ‘mon_grouping’: [],

‘p_cs_precedes’: 127, ‘positive_sign’: ‘’, ‘grouping’: []}

In [3]: import pylab

In [4]: print locale.localeconv()

{‘mon_decimal_point’: ‘,’, ‘int_frac_digits’: 2, ‘p_sep_by_space’: 1,

‘frac_digits’: 2, ‘thousands_sep’: ‘’, ‘n_sign_posn’: 1,

‘decimal_point’: ‘,’, ‘int_curr_symbol’: 'EUR ', ‘n_cs_precedes’: 1,

‘p_sign_posn’: 1, ‘mon_thousands_sep’: ’ ', ‘negative_sign’: ‘-’,

‘currency_symbol’: ‘\xe2\x82\xac’, ‘n_sep_by_space’: 1, ‘mon_grouping’:

[3, 3, 0], ‘p_cs_precedes’: 1, ‘positive_sign’: ‘’, ‘grouping’: []}

Is this a bug or a feature?

For me it broke some code in a c-extension which parses a file with

floating point numbers and didn’t recognize them anymore:(


Ryan May
Graduate Research Assistant

School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma