matplotlib on mac os x question

A few things:
- What python and matplotlib are you using? I recommend Mac Python from (use the binary installer) and the Mac binary installer for

- Note that matplotlib 0.99.0 is current. I suggest you upgrade.

- If you are using TkAgg (as seems likely), I'm not sure how well it
plays with IDLE. I suggest you try the same example from the command
line (Terminal application).

- What is your default backend? The normal Mac binary matplotlib uses
TkAgg, which is a good choice in this case. But if you build from source
the default is Agg, which is probably not what you want. You can set the
default explicitly by editing .matplotlib/matplotlibrc (which has
probably appeared now that you've run matplotlib once).

Here's a slightly shorter example (I confess I'm not familiar with
matplotlib.pyplot so I hope this is not deprecated):
import pylab
pylab.plot([1, 2, 3])

-- Russell

In article <426212.49374.qm@...2734...>,
Walid Majid <wmajid@...9...> wrote:



I am new to matplotlib and having trouble running a simple example, which I
found on one of the tutorial pages:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
plt.ylabel('some numbers')

The problem I encounter is that no plot actually shows up when I run the
above sequence on my idle session.
I am running on Mac OS X 10.5.6 and if anyone can give me some help, I would
appreciate it.

Python: 2.5.4
idle: 1.2.4