I tested this on windows with idle. Idle now respects
>> matplotlibrc and loads TkAgg. However, at least on my system,
>> there is still some idle bug because the Tk window launches and
>> then freezes without displaying the figure
Did you launch with idle -n? Todd, perhaps you can add a FAQ here. I
updated the backends.html.template section with the summary posted
earlier but this is getting damn close to a FAQ.
> Additionally, if I use the WX backend, the window launches
> but does not render the plot (the widgets are rendered.) I
> can close the window, but I dont recover the command line
> in IDLE. I exited all programs, and tried to uninstall
> matplotlib 0.53 to install 0.52.
This is known bug on my TODO list; thanks for letting me know.
> During the uninstall, I
> got a message that datetime.pyd (I wonder if I copied this
> name down incorrectly, I'm sorry) was in use and could not
> be deleted.
This is bizarre since a matplotlib uninstall shouldn't be messing with
datetime.pyd. Are you sure you didn't accidentally click uninstall
for another package?
> Thanks again for matplotlib. I am finishing grad school in
> a few months. When I do, I would like to participate in
> the development if I can be of help.
What do you mean? The *best* time to develop matplotlib is with a
thesis defense looming. Otherwise you'll just find yourself cleaning
your house for the 3rd time and playing addictive video games to