matplotlib plots into powerpoint

I have to put some matplotlib plots into a poster in

    > Powerpoint that will be printed out for a research review
    > (my advisor requires the use of Powerpoint). I would prefer

Please purchase a copy of "The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint" by
Edward Tufte

  http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/books_pp

    > not to go the high dpi jpg or png route, since these are
    > going to be printed. And Powerpoint won't actually show you

Are you worried about the printing being slow? As long as the dpi is
high enough, the quality should suffice. Does powerpoint handle svg?
The matplotlib svg backend is reasonably complete (no mathtext).

JDH