Thanks, I guess my problem is that I am using the latex prosper package to make presentation slides but I cannot compile prosper documents with pdflatex (see here). Sorry, I see that this is not a matplotlib specific question so I will try to find a solution somewhere else.
The postscript format does not support transparency. This is not aOn Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Chuck Pepe-Ranney<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Does anybody have a good method for preserving quality and transparancy of
> eps images when going from matplotlib to latex to pdf? I can only preserve
> the transparency if I save as png and then convert to eps but then I lose
> quality. If I save as eps directly, all my patches are opaque despite the
> alpha values.
matplotlib limitation but a postscript limitation. The best solution
is to save your matplotlib figures as pdf, which is also a vector
format but which does support transparency, and then use pdflatex