savefig(epsfilename) Bug on XP

savefig(epsfilename) Bug on XP
Dear matplotlib XP users,

I am battling with matplotlib and LaTeX for text handeling.

I am running Windows XP, python 2.3.5, matplotlib-0.83.2. … and MiKTeX…

With the WXAgg backend I don’t see any text at all in any window, with:

text.usetex : True

In my matplotlibrc file…

With PS backend with no show() line and a savefig(epsfilename) line, I got the following error:

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘890ab9460a8ecc8327114aa4d5689212.eps’

I changed line 1097 in to read:

            command = 'gswin32c -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dSAFER -r%d \

instead of:

            command = 'gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dSAFER -r%d \

Now at leas it writes the eps file, but GSView gives the following error:

Unrecoverable error: configurationerror in setpagedevice

Operand stack:

false  --nostringval--

Failed to open device or install ViewerPreProcess hook: returns -26

I then tried to see if savefig(psfilename) would work, but now I get the error:

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘’

Probable indicating an error with the ‘dvips’ command… ?

Any ideas on what to do… I’ll leave it till Monday morning…

Kind regards and enjoy the weekend

Peter-Jan Randewijk

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