At http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/installing.html under topic OS X:
"All of the backends run on OS X. Chris Barker has built a binary
package (fink users see below) for matplotlib which is hosted on
pythonmac, and works with Agg, Wx and Tk; see the step-by-step
instructions kindly provided by Michael Tobis."
note that the step-by-step link leads to:
Under revision. Please come back soon.
It is because I've had some installation troubles that I have been
looking at the OS X install info so closely.
For instance: originally I tried to use macports for all python site-
packages-related installs (as well as using their python24). The ONLY
backend that seems to work thru that route is WxAgg (http://
corroborates this). I was able to achieve results w/backend WxAgg and
numerix Numeric. However, when I tried to change the toolbar to
classic, WxAgg crapped out.
W/MacPorts, I've been able to get the TkAgg backend to work, but
_NOT_ with numerix set to Numeric. Success was only achieved w/TkAgg
when numerix was set to Numpy. When I try the WXAgg backend (along w/
the pythonmac 184.108.40.206 wxPython dmg for python 2.4), a simple plot
([1,2,3]) craps out with:
exceptions.MemoryError Traceback (most
recent call last)
---> 63 self.bitmap = _convert_agg_to_wx_bitmap
64 if repaint:
MemoryError: _wxagg.convert_agg_to_wx_bitmap(): could not create the
From: Russell E. Owen <rowen@ce...> - 2006-12-11 19:57:49
In article <E87FBE88-4056-4DAD-B310-BD11CFC2CE7C@...>,
belinda thom <bthom@...> wrote:
> Hi again,
> At http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/installing.html under topic OS X:
> "All of the backends run on OS X. Chris Barker has built a binary
> package (fink users see below) for matplotlib which is hosted on
> pythonmac, and works with Agg, Wx and Tk; see the step-by-step
> instructions kindly provided by Michael Tobis."
> note that the step-by-step link leads to:
> Under revision. Please come back soon.
That is indeed outdated (Charlie Moad has done most of the recent binary
builds, though I got in first on a few). One source of "how to build" is:
Building Matplotlib for MacOS