matplotlib power spectral density (PSD) value discrepancy

Hi all,

I tried calculating the power spectral density using matplotlib mlab function psd (). I plotted using two methods:

  1. At first I plot it directly using plt.psd (red line in plot)
  2. Then I output the values from psd() to variables and plotting the
    variables (blue line in plot)

The code I used:

power, freqs = plt.psd(P * 100000, len§, Fs = 1 / dt, scale_by_freq=0)
plt.psd(P * 100000, len§, 1 / dt, scale_by_freq=0)
plt.plot(freqs, power)

But the plots are different, I expected it to be coincident. From where does the discrepancy arise?