Wednesday, August 18, 2010

matplotlib on Mac OS X (thanks StackOverflow)

The pyplot package in matplotlib wasn't working on my macbookpro.

It wasn't raising an error, but it wasn't showing a plot either.  Pretty much the most frustrating kind of error.

The solution was easy -- once I found it.

Create a file: "~/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc"
and include the line "backend: MacOSX"

and then it works.

StackOverflow has consistently been a great place to find answers to needling problems like this.
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