I am using Latex for text rendering in some matplotlib plots and I would like to use the Times rather than the Computer Modern fonts.  I would also like to be able to edit the saved plot files with Adobe Illustrator when they are saved.  The "Text rendering With LaTeX" web page (http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/usetex.html?highlight=xpdf%20latex) says that to produce postscript text so that in can be edited in Adobe Illustrator I should set ps.usedistiller to xpdf in the rcparams.  This I have done, but I get an error message "name 'xpdf' is not defined" when I run the program.  Can anyone help?

I am running this on a MacBook Pro under OSX 10.6.  I am using the the Enthought 6.3 distribution (which includes matplotlib 1.0). xpdf is installed on my machine and works.

Here is the code where I set the rc params

from matplotlib import rcParams
fig_width = 5.8  # width in inches
fig_height = 3.0  # height in inches
fig_size =  (fig_width, fig_height)
params = {'backend': 'Agg',
         'axes.labelsize': 9,
         'axes.titlesize': 9,
         'legend.fontsize': 9,
         'xtick.labelsize': 6,
         'ytick.labelsize': 6,
         'figure.figsize': fig_size,
         'savefig.dpi' : 600,
         'ps.usedistiller' : xpdf,
         'text.usetex' : True,
         'font.family': 'sans-serif',
         'font.serif' : ['Times'],
         'axes.linewidth' : 0.5,
         'xtick.major.size' : 2,
         'ytick.major.size' : 2,
         'font.size' : 9}

Thanks to anyone who can help

David Pine