On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM, John Hunter <jdh2358@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Michael Droettboom <mdroe@stsci.edu> wrote:
> matplotlib doesn't currently support gradients.  Patches welcome!  :)  It's
> probably a lot of work to get it working across all backends, but following
> the pattern of how hatches are handled now would probably be a good guide.

There is however, the gradient hack, eg



There are also some neat tricks you can do with Agg filters.  Here is an example:


Ben Root