Hello, I'm new to matplotlib (and fairly new to Python in
> general, for that matter) with a fair amount of MATLAB
> experience. I've got matplotlib running fine (I'm using the
> activestate ActivePython 2.4 on win32), but when I call
> commands like plot and the like in the interactive, all I
See http://matplotlib.sf.net/interactive.html, which ultimately
recommends the same solution Eric Firing points out (ipython -pylab)
but gives more detail and other options.