pylab quick reference? (

Hello all,

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

   http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html

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.

Thanks!
Esmail

Selam Esmail,

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.

Gökhan

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On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Esmail <ebonak@…32…> wrote:

Hello all,

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

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html

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.

Thanks!

Esmail


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There is no quick reference, though one would be handy. If you scroll down to the bottom of the main page at

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/index.html

there is a summary of the pyplot plotting commands with links to the full docs. You can at least see most everything that is available in pyplot in one place.

JDH

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On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Esmail <ebonak@…32…> wrote:

Hello all,

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

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/pyplot_api.html

Selam to you too Gökhan,

Gökhan SEVER wrote:

What I recommend you is: watching John Hunter's video at Matplotlib by John D. Hunter <http://videolectures.net/mloss08_hunter_mat/>. His introduction of matplotlib and examples he use could be very interesting to watch for you.

I just started to check out the video, looks interesting and useful,
thanks for the link.

Also you can take a look at this book: Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts

I had not heard of this book before, I'll look for more information
on it.

Good luck on your plotting adventures.

Thanks - it's fun to learn new things.

Cheers,
Esmail

There is no quick reference, though one would be handy. If you scroll
down to the bottom of the main page at

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/index.html

there is a summary of the pyplot plotting commands with links to the full docs. You can at least see most everything that is available in pyplot in one place.

JDH

ah .. nice, thanks!

Esmail

Esmail wrote:


Selam to you too Gökhan,
Gökhan SEVER wrote:
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.
I just started to check out the video, looks interesting and useful,
thanks for the link.

I have tried twice to watch this video and each time, after a lengthy
delay, a “server not found …” message appears after I click on the
“play button”. This happens in both Firefox 3 and IE7 on my MS Windows
XP Pro machine.

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Jim Vickroy wrote:

I have tried twice to watch this video and each time, after a lengthy delay, a "server not found ..." message appears after I click on the "play button". This happens in both Firefox 3 and IE7 on my MS Windows XP Pro machine.

Works here with XP Prof SP2 and Firefox 3.0.9 ... odd.

Esmail

Works here.

Don’t know it’s a browser issue or something related to your connection.

Best to wait a reply from John Hunter. He might have it uploaded somewhere else.

And yes developers knows a lot about their product then users. Wish there were more handy instructional videos -showing step-by-step what is on throughout the program. I know I am asking too much :slight_smile:

Gökhan

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On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Jim Vickroy <Jim.Vickroy@…259…> wrote:

Esmail wrote:


Selam to you too Gökhan,
Gökhan SEVER wrote:
What I recommend you is: watching John Hunter's video at Matplotlib by John D. Hunter [<http://videolectures.net/mloss08_hunter_mat/>](http://videolectures.net/mloss08_hunter_mat/). His introduction of matplotlib and examples he use could be very interesting to watch for you.
I just started to check out the video, looks interesting and useful,
thanks for the link.

I have tried twice to watch this video and each time, after a lengthy
delay, a “server not found …” message appears after I click on the
“play button”. This happens in both Firefox 3 and IE7 on my MS Windows
XP Pro machine.


Also you can take a look at this book: Beginning Python Visualization: Crafting Visual Transformation Scripts
I had not heard of this book before, I'll look for more information
on it.
Good luck on your plotting adventures.

Thanks - it's fun to learn new things.
Cheers,
Esmail
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