Hope nobody minds if I jump into this discussion:
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:55:06 -0500
From: "John Hunter" <jdh2358@...149...>
[...] could you tell us why you prefer or require backend wx over wxagg?
I tend to use matplotlib over an X connection, because the data I'm
working with is on a Linux system whereas the machine I sit in front of
is a Windows system. I therefore run python on the Linux machine, using
my Windows machine just as an X server. I use the WX backend rather
than WXAgg because WX is much more responsive for interactive use, e.g.,
zooming/panning. I'm willing to give up the much better-looking WXAgg
output to gain responsiveness. For final output, I tend to save as EPS
Don't know whether this is a widespread use case, but thought I'd
mention it in case.
[Apologies if this message doesn't get threaded properly; I'm replying
to the digest.]