On 3/31/11 3:32 AM, T J wrote:
> Any chance matplotlib can get functionality similar to GraphicsArray
> in Mathematica? It'd be nice to make a single method to draw whatever
> you want and then do this in a list comprehension. At the end, you
> can arrange all those plots however you want.
>
> It looks like Sage has implemented something like this (built on top
> of matplotlib, I presume). Would it be difficult to port this to
> "pure" matplotlib?
>
> http://ask.sagemath.org/question/308/caniconvertagraphicsarrayobjecttoagraphics
Sage does indeed have a (somewhat crufty) GraphicsArray object [1],
which I've been meaning to convert to use the new GridSpec functionality
[2]. It is built on top of matplotlib, but the code is fragile and easy
to "break". See
http://doxdrum.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/graphicsarrayinsagemath/, for
example.
One thing that would be really nice in GridSpec is if we could plot
things recursively. As I understand it right now, using GridSpec, we
can arrange a bunch of axes in a grid. However, what if we wanted to
put a grid inside of one of the spots in the grid? (I think the same
question is: what if we wanted to embed a figure inside another axes?)
Jason
[1]
http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/sage/plot/plot.html#sage.plot.plot.graphics_array
[2] http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/users/gridspec.html;
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/api/gridspec_api.html
