I am a college student and I want to be able to use matplotlib to plot publishing quality graphs
and embed them into my pdf documents (all composed with latex) for college. This would give my documents a more professional look.
I do not know the first thing about Python language. And I am only able to create a very simple pie graph by using and editing a script file from mpl's website.
But things are not going well and I do not want to use any other programs such as GNUplot or other such open source programs which run on my linux machine and I am not purchasing any anything developed by Micro$oft.
I have come to a road block and need guidance regarding what materials (e.g. books) I should purchase to help teach myself python/mathplolib or how I should move forward to become proficient use mpl?
I know little or nothing now so any newbie advice is much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.