Either interactively, such as from within an Ipython session, or from within a script, how can you determine which backend is being used by matplotlib?
get_backend() function to obtain a string denoting which backend is in use:
>>> import matplotlib >>> matplotlib.get_backend() 'TkAgg'
Another way to determine the current backend is to read
>>> import matplotlib >>> print (matplotlib.rcParams['backend']) MacOSX >>> matplotlib.use('agg') >>> print (matplotlib.rcParams['backend']) agg