I do not think there is an easy way of learning matplotlib. (Nor there is a quick ref to make your life easier.)
I have learnt mostly by using matplotlib for my homeworks ( while everyone using IDL or Matlab) --which is in my opinion has been best way to adapt myself into scientific Python lands. Having a very appealing visual face has helped me a lot to progress in this way.
What I recommend you is: watching John Hunter’s video at Matplotlib by John D. Hunter. His introduction of matplotlib and examples he use could be very interesting to watch for you.
Also you can take a look at this book: Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts
Good luck on your plotting adventures.
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Esmail <ebonak@…32…> wrote:
Does anyone know of a quick reference for the various plotting
functions for pylab? I’m just getting started with this
after years of work with gnuplot.
I found this
which is very comprehensive and would be good for digging into
specific commands. What I’m looking for is something small enough
to print out (< 10-20 pages) that gives a sufficient overview so
that I know what’s available.
I’ve looked on the web without much success. I’d be grateful if
you have any pointers.
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