I'm just getting into matplotlib and python.  My apologies if I just haven't found the obvious documentation. 

I am running XP/Enthought Python 2.5/Idle/matplotlib

I run one of the scripts from the tutorial:

A window with the figure appears on my screen.  It looks very nice.  But now my PYTHON-Shell screen is dead.

I can go to the figure window.  I right click on the upper-border to close the window.  I get the following error message on the PYTHON-Shell.

And the shell-window is still dead.  I can't do anything else until I close all my Python windows.

Is there a better way to close the figure-window?

Should I expect IDLE to work with matplotlib?  Should I try and figure out Ipython instead?

Should I look for a Tkinter installation?  My current version is Revision: 50704?

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

Wayne Hajas
Pacific Biological Station
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Nanaimo, BC
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