$%$^&#!!! My sincere apologies, gmail sent before I was ready. To continue:
GtkCairo: looks great, crashes ipython on resize.
Wx: color issues, not stable.
Qt: installs from fink, but won’t load.
In any case, it’s not the Gtk/Qt/Wx problems that are important, it’s the OSX backend issue. Others whom I work with do not have this issue, but installed using EPD.
Has anyone else experienced such problems?
Thanks for your help; let me know if there’s more info I can provide.
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Daniel Welling <dantwelling@…287…> wrote:
I did quite a bit of digging on this and cannot find similar problems, but if I did miss an earlier discussion, then I apologize.
In any case, I have been having royal problems with GUI backends and matplotlib.
Some background on where I’ve been having these problems:
Machine 1: OSX 10.5.8 G5 PPC
Machine 2: OSX 10.5.7 Macbook pro/Intel
Code versions: python 2.5.4, Numpy 1.3.0, Scipy 0.7.0 (all obtained through fink.)
MPL versions: 99.0.1 and 99.1.1 (Older obtained through fink, newer installed from source.)
Here are the issues; behavior is consistent on both machines:
MacOSX backend: Loads plots quickly, but when I try to save, I cannot type in the file name area of the save file dialog. Furthermore, with ipython, I can continue to use the ipython prompt up until the I shut the plot window. ipython then freezes until I control-c it. This occurs in both versions.
TkAgg backend: In 99.0.1, this works fine. However, it is slow, hence my want for a different working backend. in 99.1.1, the plot window opens but the picture is never drawn. After a moment, segfault back to the x11 prompt. Blerg.
GtkAgg: Bad color (e.g. the background is pink rather than gray, color tables are way goofed up. Writes to file fine.)