Ack, I'll try not to let it go to my head! Hacking on

    > backends is more then I bargained for! I'm no good at
    > making bitmaps, so someone else should figure out what
    > the button should look like. I'll make my demo into a
    > proper dialog, hook it up to generic button, and I'll
    > even take a whack at the wx backend, but that will be
    > tricky, since it won't even run on my machine for some
    > reason. I suppose you just got a reluctant wx developer,
    > if I'm going to debug that :slight_smile:

That would be great - there are some known gtk related problems with
the latest wx release that are independent of matplotlib. What
platform are you having trouble with?

As for the pixmap, what we've done in the past is I pick some suitable
gtk stock icon and we just copy that into a pixmap.

    > If all goes well, I'll see about the ticklabels.

    > As for your question about axes_demo, I was thinking
    > along these lines while developing the code. It would be
    > simple enough to generalize to working with a list of
    > axes, rather than passing a figure and querying the
    > figure to get the list. A bounding box would have to be
    > passed along also, to stand in for the full figure
    > [0,1],[0,1] box. A default bounding box could be defined
    > by the axes. It should be fairly simple to implement. I
    > just thought it was getting a little too ambitious :slight_smile: (or
    > at least more then my needs required, if you prefer!)

I don't think its necessary to support Axes, just to fail gracefully.
They are only used when people place them explicity, so I don't know
that it's necessary to interactively resize them. Failing gracefully
with something along the lines of

if not isinstance(ax, axes.Subplot):
    error_msg('only works with subplots')

would satisfy me.

    > For that matter, it doesn't have to work on only
    > axes. Any rectangular region would do. The Text class
    > even has get_position and set_position methods! See the
    > kind of trouble I get into?

Whoa now, easy there.


Chris Fuller

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