New to the list, MEPS, and plot serialization questions

Hi all,

I am a grad student in plasma physics and a long-time Python programmer. I
have used matplotlib off-and-on for years - I'd like to get involved. I
have certain features I am most interested in working on, so I thought I'd
reach out and let you all know I wanted to get started.

The first thing I am interested in working on is plot serialization. I read MEP
25 <> and I am curious the
current status of it - specifically, are other people already working on
this, discussing it, and thinking about it or was it a feature request and
not much has been figured out? Are other developers open to adding this
kind of functionality? Are there strong opinions about how it should (or
shouldn't) be done?

I searched the mailing-list archive and I see this is a topic that has come
up a few times, but I am lost as to its current status and general
acceptance in the community. How do MEPs move from being Discussed to
approved, for example?

Thanks for the info, and most of all thank you for matplotlib!!!
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Hi Jay,

I am no way near to achieving this. Please help me. What am I doing wrong?

import numpy as np

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

x = np.linspace(0, 1)
y = np.sin(4 * np.pi * x) * np.exp(-5 * x)

plt.fill(x, y, 'r')
SyntaxError: multiple statements found while compiling a single statement


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