It would be a nice idea.  I'm not sure it's something that would work terribly well in vector backends as the images may not scale well.  I should mention that there is already support to use arbitrary Unicode characters or math expressions as markers already, which does work well in vector backends.


On 03/07/2012 01:59 PM, C M wrote:
I've for now taken a different approach that means I won't need custom markers from images.

But I'm just curious:  is there any wish/plans in Matplotlib to add support for this?  I think it could do a lot to expand what's possible in terms of the look and feel of plots (even without things drifing into USA Today territory!).

Just my $0.02


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