On 1 March 2012 21:37, Benjamin Root wrote:I thought the OP's original question was something like the Matlab
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Federico Ariza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Dear all
>> I am a long time matplotlib user (under linux) but new to the list
>> (second post).
>> On of the things that bothers me the most is the inability of the standard
>> backend to change simple things (line color, labels, etc...).
> There was a feature a couple of us were hacking on a while back that would
> allow for live switching between color and black&white modes. Is this sort
> of stuff what you are speaking of? The changes were too invasive to be
> included, but it was an interesting experiment.
"plot editor" (or whatever is its name), which allows you to edit line
colours, styles, gridlines styles, this kind of stuff on a "live" plot
(mind you, it's been 6 years since I used Matlab for the last time and
I may have forgotten what the "plot editor" does).
Anyway, if I am not completely off-track, this is something I had been
looking for as well in matplotlib a while back (3, 4 years ago), but
at that time I was told it would have been complicated to implement it
for all the "live" backend (I can't recall the exact reason).
I would say that, at least for the backends based on wxPython, this
kind of modify-the-live-plot-via-GUI-interaction should be relatively
straightforward, at least for the GUI part and for the basics (line
styles, colours, markers and so on). However I am not sure what are
the implications on the core matplotlib code.