author: John D. Hunter, TradeLink
published: Dec. 20, 2008,   recorded: December 2008,   views: 35620


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matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. matplotlib can be used in python scripts, the python and ipython shell (ala matlab or mathematica), web application servers, and works with six graphical user interface toolkits. matplotlib tries to make easy things easy and hard things possible. You can generate plots, histograms, power spectra, bar charts, error charts, scatter plots, etc, with just a few lines of code. For the power user, you have full control of line styles, font properties, axes properties, etc, via an object oriented interface or via a handle graphics interface familiar to matlab users.

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Comment1 juani, August 1, 2009 at 2:40 p.m.:

windows media for a lecture on free software?
isn't there another way to watch the video without installing windows media support that I don't need?
I know usually online video requires flash, which isn't free software either, but installing flash is unavoidable, and many flash sites run with gnash.

Comment2 guziy, March 3, 2010 at 6:35 a.m.:

Hi, watched the video on my ubuntu 9.10 box without any problems without windows media..
Also wanted to thank you for matplotlib, used it to create animations and plots for homeworks, works great.
Here are three animations I have created using matplotlib last trimester.(
Really John thanks for your work, it makes science a pleasure for me)))

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