push = self.shell.push # Code to execute in user's namespace
>> lines = ["import matplotlib",
>> "matplotlib.interactive(1)", "import matplotlib.matlab as
>> matlab", "from matplotlib.matlab import *"] You might make the
>> additional caveat in the docs about honoring rc settings that
>> the default backend is overridden.
> Well, actually I think we should honor the user's rc
> choice, don't you? In fact, the ipython version does
> this, so the equivalent here would be just to comment
> out the line you highlighted.
Yes, and along those lines for the GTK shell, we should use
rcParams['backend'] to detect GTK versus GTKAgg and use whichever is
in the rc file in the call to matplotlib.use.
> Cool. I'll integrate Antoon's and your fixes into the
> 'real' (read ipython-based) code, and we'll play with
> that a bit. Do you foresee any problems with the WX
> backend? Right now I have global pygtk calls, but I
> suppose those should be done only by the matplotlib
> shell class IF Gtk is the chosen backend.
Relocating the pygtk calls into the backend dependent section sounds
good. As for problems with wx, I can't really say until we try.