keflavich <keflavich@...287...> writes:
I tried the same series of plot commands using the SVG, PS, and PDF backends
and the whole series of 50 plots takes <~1s.
Did you produce any output with savefig? 50 plots per second sounds
pretty fast - at least on my computer, the matplotlib examples render
much slower than that, so I suspect your test script might not have
really caused the backends to render anything. Anyway, if you want to
compare the execution time of the interactive backends, I suppose the
best reference would be the Agg backend, which does the same rendering
without any of the interactiveness.
Jouni K. Sepp�nen