I have been using Python as a precision extended Calculator. This works great!
I am learning to program Python, it is a powerful langurge,
but I am not a power programmer.
It would be nice to be able to be a better programmer, I would like that!
but I only want to use Python to generate and plot data!
I write programs only to help me with my work.
Python is installed on a Widows XP machine at C:\Program Files\Python
Also installed is the Python enthought edition at C:\Python23
I use the Idle shell GUI to write, edit, and run Python programs.
I do not run or use Python from the dos command line.
For linear x-axis data, I used a range(42) Python statement
to create successive integers, (0 to 41) for my x array (list) data.
I also have 20 y-axis data arrays (Lists) of 42 elements of floating point data,
I want to plot one or more of these sets of y-axis data (log or semilog)
with 60 decades of y-axis display, precision floating point data
with values from 1e-30 to 1e+30 range.
(This large range results from particle energy, frequency, capacitance, etc. data
plotted on the same scale)
I have not been able to do any simple plotting
because I can’t get matplotlib and Python to work together.
I get lost trying to discover if my problem is a path problem, install directory problem,
backend and Idle GUI conflict., etc. I have installed and uninstalled several times.
Is there a working executable install available that already has a everythin?
Compatible GUI, rendering engine, etc and all the neccessary stuff already selected?
If not, is there somewhre a list definitely compatible components,
and a list of steps to follow, that will definitely result
in a working marriage of Python and Matplotlib?
Yes I have been trying to read doccumentation, FAQ, etc.
but I can’t quite put it all together.
Thanks for any help.that anyone can give.