matplotlib cairo backend

are there any tutorials / examples / documentation on the use of the
cairo backend i am currently using gtk and want to work with cairo for
printing.

I have looked around and not found much information on this backend.

In general, you don't need to know much about a backed to use it, just
switch to that backend by either doing

  import matplotlib
  matplotlib.use('Cairo')

at the top of your script (before importing pylab/pyplot) or making it
permanent in your rc file. See

  http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/customizing.html
  http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/faq/installing_faq.html#id1

You can also use cairo rendering in a gtk window by selecting the
GTKCairo backend.

JDH

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On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:43 AM, Oliver Marks <Oliver.Marks@...2368...> wrote:

are there any tutorials / examples / documentation on the use of the
cairo backend i am currently using gtk and want to work with cairo for
printing.

I have looked around and not found much information on this backend.