[This didn't make it through when I sent it this afternoon. Not sure
why; sorry if you get a duplicate. ]
matplotlib-0.30 is available for download at
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net, and has many new features since the
last major release.
matplotlib now supports postscript and GD output, as well as the
traditional GTK backend. The postscript backend goes a long way
towards the goal of acheiving publication quality output. The GD
backend allows you to use matplotlib even in environments with no X
server, such as for a web application server serving dynamic charts.
With the help of Andrew Straw, matplotlib now has log axis
capabilities, with new commands semilogx, semilogy and loglog
With the help of Charles R. Twardy, matplotlib now has a matlab
compatible legend command. See
Numerous bug fixes and minor additions
DPI parameter allows multiple output resolutions with correct
Several bug fixes in GTK interactive mode using
Multiple ways to specify colors, including matlab compatible format
strings, RGB tuples, and html-style hex color strings
Rewrite of line class for much greater compatibility with matlab
handle graphics commands and flexibility in choosing line styles and
See http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html for screenshots
and http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/whats_new.html for more detailed
information on what's new.
There has been a discussion on the scipy mailing list about a desire
to include your matfile in the scipy distribution. There is a
problem, however, in that scipy is distributed under a BSD compatible
license and the maintainers are hesitant to put GPL'd code in for fear
that it would hinder adoption by the business community. Would you be
willing to release a version of your matfile under a BSD/Python
compatible license for inclusion in scipy? There is currently support
for matfile version4 , but version 5 would be wonderful.
BTW, I have also done some work in matlab/python compatibility in a
plotting library I developed http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net.
Thought you might be interested.