Long time no see.... Well, I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu
Intrepid to Jaunty (sure, I know that I'm a couple of versions
delayed, but keeping a working system stable is essential). I did not
a fresh install of Ubuntu, just upgraded using the system's facility
for that. Previously I have did that from Ubuntu Hardy to Intrepid,
with less (or no) troubles. However, in Jaunty the default Python
interpreter has been upgraded from 2.5 to 2.6 and this is presenting
the most annoying problems.
For now, the most vexing problem is that although Matplotlib is
correctly installed and seemingly working, it does not show any
graphics! For exemple, if I run the simple example from Matplotlib's
Python 2.6.2 (release26-maint, Apr 19 2009, 01:56:41)
[GCC 4.3.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
from pylab import randn, hist
x = randn(10000)
Instead of a nice histogram, I am just presented with a "dump" of the
contents of an array:
(array([ 2, 0, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 3, 4, 7, 15, 16, 9,
(cut here to save space)
3.97823055, 4.05708515, 4.13593975, 4.21479434, 4.29364894,
4.37250354]), <a list of 100 Patch objects>)
No error messages or complaints about a missing graphics backend is
issued, so I'm lost.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
Dr. Mauro J. Cavalcanti
P.O. Box 46521, CEP 20551-970
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRASIL
Linux Registered User #473524 * Ubuntu User #22717