I’ve had this strange behavior occur, now for the second time, that I’m hoping someone can help me diagnose. What happens is that if I import pyplot, e.g. like
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
the prompt becomes completely unresponsive. I can’t even get out of it by ctrl-C or ctrl-Z. I have to actually kill the process. This happens in all my environments (which includes python 2.7, 3.6 and 3.7 and anaconda 2 and anaconda 3). Last time this happened it resolved itself somehow by itself.
Because it happens with different versions of python, ipython, and matplotlib, I’m thinking that it must have to do with the backend. Any help would be appreciated.
Jonathan D. Slavin
Astrophysicist - High Energy Astrophysics Division
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