I am running Mac OSX 10.5.8. I installed matplotlib using macports. I get some examples from the matplotlib gallery like this one, without modification:
I run it, get no error, but the picture does not show up. In Linux Ubuntu I get it.
Do you know what could be wrong here?
I can verify this on my end as well. To fix, here's what I did
sudo port install py25-matplotlib +cairo+gtk2 sudo port install py26-matplotlib +cairo+gtk2
Also, we need to change the default backend to a GUI based one.
Edit the file
~/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc, and add:
Also, you can try the following, which may allow you to not need the GTK or Cairo backends.
~/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc and add:
With the port with those variants installed, this works as well, but it doesn't require X11.
By the way, the error that I saw was the following:
/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/__init__.py:41: UserWarning: Your currently selected backend, 'Agg' does not support show(). Please select a GUI backend in your matplotlibrc file ('/Users/wlynch/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc') or with matplotlib.use() (backend, matplotlib.matplotlib_fname()))
I had the same problem, even I could see how a new application window was created and immediately disappeared.
Simple solution - just check if you have
after the plot