Possible bug with saving eps figure

Hi, this is not a big deal, but I think that there is a bug while
saving eps figures and passing the linewidth='2.5' as string instead
of float. The following reproduces the error I get here:

plt.plot([1,2,3], 'k', linewidth='2.5')
plt.savefig('teste.png') # Saves OK
# The following fails with linewidth='2.5', but passes with linewidth=2.5
# TypeError: float argument required, not str
plt.savefig('teste.eps')
plt.show() # show is OK for both cases.

matplotlib.__version__
Out[2]: '1.2.x'

-Filipe

That's not a bug. linewidth is required to be a float, rather than a string. Python's typing is generally a little stricter than languages such as JavaScript.

Mike

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On 05/07/2012 12:14 PM, Filipe Pires Alvarenga Fernandes wrote:

Hi, this is not a big deal, but I think that there is a bug while
saving eps figures and passing the linewidth='2.5' as string instead
of float. The following reproduces the error I get here:

plt.plot([1,2,3], 'k', linewidth='2.5')
plt.savefig('teste.png') # Saves OK
# The following fails with linewidth='2.5', but passes with linewidth=2.5
# TypeError: float argument required, not str
plt.savefig('teste.eps')
plt.show() # show is OK for both cases.

matplotlib.__version__
Out[2]: '1.2.x'

-Filipe

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I think the bigger question is why does it work with show()? I would expect it to fail. I would rather have it fail everywhere or work everywhere.

Ben Root

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On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Michael Droettboom <mdroe@…86…> wrote:

That’s not a bug. linewidth is required to be a float, rather than a

string. Python’s typing is generally a little stricter than languages

such as JavaScript.

Mike

Yep, that's what I was expecting. It should fail with both show() and
the save as 'png' format. However, it only fails when trying to save
an 'eps'

-Filipe

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On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@...1304...> wrote:

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Michael Droettboom <mdroe@...86...> wrote:

That's not a bug. linewidth is required to be a float, rather than a
string. Python's typing is generally a little stricter than languages
such as JavaScript.

Mike

I think the bigger question is why does it _work_ with show()? I would
expect it to fail. I would rather have it fail everywhere or work
everywhere.

Ben Root

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