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New version of matplotlib out : 3D plotting!

The hard working folks at matplotlib have put out a new release candidate with interesting new features.

Remember - its a release candidate. Not (yet) for production.

Get it from http://drop.io/xortel1#
Install using sudo easy_install ~/Downloads/matplotlib-0.99.0.rc1_r0-py2.5-macosx-10.5-i386.egg
On mac you will hear complaints about
Searching for matplotlib==0.99.0.rc1-r0
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/matplotlib/
Reading http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net
Reading https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706&package_id=278194
Reading https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706&package_id=82474
Reading http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706&package_id=82474
Reading http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=80706
No local packages or download links found for matplotlib==0.99.0.rc1-r0
error: Could not find suitable distribution for Requirement.parse('matplotlib==0.99.0.rc1-r0')
but it will be installed fine.

Most interesting is the incorporation of 3D plotting.

from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import axes3d
import pylab

x = y = pylab.arange(-1,1.0,.05)
X, Y = pylab.meshgrid(x,y)
Z = pylab.cos(pylab.pi*X) * pylab.sin(pylab.pi * Y)
fig = pylab.figure(); ax = axes3d.Axes3D(fig); cset = ax.contourf(X, Y, Z, 20);

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