Octave and matplotlib

Thought you might be interested in knowing that the Octave maintainers
are looking into using matplotlib in Octave.

(Octave, by the way, is a free language for numerical computation that
is mostly compatible with Matlab.)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John W. Eaton <jwe at bevo dot che dot wisc dot edu>
Date: Jun 1, 2005 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: Line thickness
To: Keith Goodman <kwgoodman at gmail dot com>
Cc: octave maintainers mailing list <maintainers at octave dot org>

[I'm moving this discussion to the maintainers list.]

On 1-Jun-2005, Keith Goodman wrote:

Take a look at the beautiful screenshots (and the code used to
generate the plots) at

OK, it seems like it would be useful to be able to use this directly
from Octave. What would be the best way to make that happen? Do we
need a general Octave <-> Python interface, or can we just build
bindings for matplotlib? How about a handle graphics compatible
interface for Octave that uses matplotlib? The one major difficulty
that I see is that matplotlib seems to only handle 2-d plotting.