Dear Wayne Watson,

As yourself I'm also new to matplotlib (and python) and I know that learning such a library can be overwhelming at first. Still, this community/mailist  has answered all my newbie questions, even when they were clearly in the manual or have already been answered in previous posts. All this free of charge!

We actually have the privilege of having the developers inhabiting the user list! This is not true in many users-lists that I dwell.

You mentioned matlab in your message as the way to go. If your project has a budget for license and support, maybe that is indeed the way to go. Otherwise, if you come from a matlab background as myself, you might be interested in these two links:


They are not matplotlib references, but help to understand how things are done before you "fire-a-plot".

Hope that help you in your learning adventure. Also, you might find useful to read this:

It is BSD related, but most is true for any maillist.

Best, Filipe

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 9:03 PM, Wayne Watson <> wrote:
Suppose I plot a line from (0,0) to (1,1.5) to (2,2). Now I want to mark
(1,1.5) with a green circle. How is that done?
"Crime is way down. War is declining. And that's far from the good
news." -- Steven Pinker (and other sources) Why is this true, but yet
the media says otherwise? The media knows very well how to manipulate us
(see limbic, emotion, $$). -- WTW

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