Interactive pylab commands in win32

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, which ultimately
recommends the same solution Eric Firing points out (ipython -pylab)
but gives more detail and other options.