subplots adjust

Darren -

Although I agree with your on some level, the advantage of the current toolbar is that it is easy to incorporate in a GUI, where the user can define his own drop down menu. So I vote for a backend native slider, but keep the button on the toolbar.

I have been thinking about an easier way to have user-defined toolbars (and I am sure others have much better ideas). I would rather put energy towards modifyable toolbars than a dropdown menu,

Mark

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Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 09:34:57 -0400

From: Darren Dale <dd55@…143…>
Subject: [matplotlib-devel] subplots adjust
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I am writing to ask about the subplots adjust widget. I think the gui would be

better implimented by each backend using the native widgets rather than by
the existing set of backend-neutral sliders, which are somewhat unbecoming.
The proposed backend-specific widgets could call the generic subplot resize

routines, and really shouldn’t be that difficult to impliment. Also, I was
thinking that subplot_adjust should be selectable from a standard
dropdown “File, Edit, View…” menubar instead of on the main toolbar. The

save button could also be moved to the drop down menu bar.

Darren


My fear is that all these native implementations will become very hard
to maintain. What happens when Qt 4.2 comes out and the person who
did the original Qt impl is long gone? (this is just for arguments
sake of course). Native tools seem better left to developers creating
their own apps. The typical user probably won't care if the laf is
native, just whether it works consistently.

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On 8/7/06, Mark Bakker <markbak@...149...> wrote:

Darren -

Although I agree with your on some level, the advantage of the current
toolbar is that it is easy to incorporate in a GUI, where the user can
define his own drop down menu. So I vote for a backend native slider, but
keep the button on the toolbar.

I have been thinking about an easier way to have user-defined toolbars (and
I am sure others have much better ideas). I would rather put energy towards
modifyable toolbars than a dropdown menu,

Mark

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> Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 09:34:57 -0400
> From: Darren Dale <dd55@...143...>
> Subject: [matplotlib-devel] subplots adjust
> To: matplotlib-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
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> I am writing to ask about the subplots adjust widget. I think the gui
would be
> better implimented by each backend using the native widgets rather than by
> the existing set of backend-neutral sliders, which are somewhat
unbecoming.
> The proposed backend-specific widgets could call the generic subplot
resize
> routines, and really shouldn't be that difficult to impliment. Also, I was
> thinking that subplot_adjust should be selectable from a standard
> dropdown "File, Edit, View..." menubar instead of on the main toolbar. The
> save button could also be moved to the drop down menu bar.
>
> Darren
>
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Hi Charlie,

My fear is that all these native implementations will become very hard
to maintain.

Its only 6 sliders and a reset button. I suggested it because it seemed like
such a simple task that would be natural to handle with the backends native
widgets.

What happens when Qt 4.2 comes out and the person who
did the original Qt impl is long gone?

When Qt-4 came out, someone contributed a partially complete backend and I
finished it because I wanted to use it.

Native tools seem better left to developers creating their own apps. The
typical user probably won't care if the laf is native, just whether it works
consistently.

Is there any objection to my replacing the SubplotTool with native widgets for
the Qt4 backend? The SubplotTool isn't working there anyway. I'll drop the
subject as far as the other backends are concerned.

Darren

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On Monday 07 August 2006 16:49, Charlie Moad wrote: