Embedding a matplotlib figure inside a WxPython panel


Question

How do I embed a matplotlib figure object inside a WxPython panel?

I googled around and saw complicated examples involving interactive graphics and other extra stuff. Can anybody help with a minimal example?

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5/25/2012 2:15:08 PM

Accepted Answer

This is a minimal example for a Panel with a matplotlib canvas:

from numpy import arange, sin, pi
import matplotlib
matplotlib.use('WXAgg')

from matplotlib.backends.backend_wxagg import FigureCanvasWxAgg as FigureCanvas
from matplotlib.backends.backend_wx import NavigationToolbar2Wx
from matplotlib.figure import Figure

import wx

class CanvasPanel(wx.Panel):
    def __init__(self, parent):
        wx.Panel.__init__(self, parent)
        self.figure = Figure()
        self.axes = self.figure.add_subplot(111)
        self.canvas = FigureCanvas(self, -1, self.figure)
        self.sizer = wx.BoxSizer(wx.VERTICAL)
        self.sizer.Add(self.canvas, 1, wx.LEFT | wx.TOP | wx.GROW)
        self.SetSizer(self.sizer)
        self.Fit()

    def draw(self):
        t = arange(0.0, 3.0, 0.01)
        s = sin(2 * pi * t)
        self.axes.plot(t, s)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    app = wx.PySimpleApp()
    fr = wx.Frame(None, title='test')
    panel = CanvasPanel(fr)
    panel.draw()
    fr.Show()
    app.MainLoop()

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5/24/2012 4:41:10 PM

Defining the frame size:

if __name__ == "__main__":
    app = wx.App()
    fr = wx.Frame(None, title='test', size=wx.Size(806, 450))
    panel = CanvasPanel(fr)
    panel.draw()
    fr.Show()
    app.MainLoop()

or defining the panel size:

class CanvasPanel(wx.Panel):
    def __init__(self, parent):
        wx.Panel.__init__(self, parent,size=wx.Size(806, 450))
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