trouble with pyplot in os x


E

Eric

I'm just starting to futz around with matplotlib and I tried to run this
example from the matplotlib doc page (it's the imshow() example):

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.cm as cm
import matplotlib.mlab as mlab
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

delta = 0.025
x = y = np.arange(-3.0, 3.0, delta)
X, Y = np.meshgrid(x, y)
Z1 = mlab.bivariate_normal(X, Y, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0)
Z2 = mlab.bivariate_normal(X, Y, 1.5, 0.5, 1, 1)
Z = Z2-Z1 # difference of Gaussians

im = plt.imshow(Z, interpolation='bilinear', cmap=cm.gray,
origin='lower', extent=[-3,3,-3,3])

plt.show()



I get the following error:

Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 1410, in __call__
return self.func(*args)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_tkagg.py", line 248, in resize
self.show()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_tkagg.py", line 252, in draw
tkagg.blit(self._tkphoto, self.renderer._renderer, colormode=2)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/tkagg.py", line 19, in blit
tk.call("PyAggImagePhoto", photoimage, id(aggimage), colormode, id(bbox_array))
TclError



I'm using Python 2.7.3 on OS X 10.6.8 and I'm invoking python by doing
"arch -i386 python" because matplotlib doesn't do 64-bit. Has anyone
else seen this? Does anyone know why this is happening? It looks
like a problem with tkinter but beyond that I haven't a clue. And,
finally, any ideas as to how to make it behave?

TIA,
eric
 
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E

Eric

I'm just starting to futz around with matplotlib and I tried to run this
example from the matplotlib doc page (it's the imshow() example):

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.cm as cm
import matplotlib.mlab as mlab
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

delta = 0.025
x = y = np.arange(-3.0, 3.0, delta)
X, Y = np.meshgrid(x, y)
Z1 = mlab.bivariate_normal(X, Y, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0)
Z2 = mlab.bivariate_normal(X, Y, 1.5, 0.5, 1, 1)
Z = Z2-Z1 # difference of Gaussians

im = plt.imshow(Z, interpolation='bilinear', cmap=cm.gray,
origin='lower', extent=[-3,3,-3,3])
plt.show()



OK



I get the following error:
Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 1410, in __call__
return self.func(*args)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_tkagg.py", line 248, in resize

File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_tkagg.py", line 252, in draw
tkagg.blit(self._tkphoto, self.renderer._renderer, colormode=2)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/tkagg.py", line 19, in blit
tk.call("PyAggImagePhoto", photoimage, id(aggimage), colormode, id(bbox_array))



This looks as though you are running the latest python from python.org, not the pre-installed python from Apple (that's good).


I'm using Python 2.7.3 on OS X 10.6.8 and I'm invoking python by doing
"arch -i386 python" because matplotlib doesn't do 64-bit. Has anyone
else seen this? Does anyone know why this is happening? It looks
like a problem with tkinter but beyond that I haven't a clue. And,
finally, any ideas as to how to make it behave?



I DON'T know how tk is getting mixed into this, it shouldn't be. But I think I can tell you how to get matplotlib working...



Matplotlib DOES do 64-bit, the problem is numpy, which as you download in binary form does not. But, if you copy the bash script here:



https://raw.github.com/fonnesbeck/ScipySuperpack/master/install_superpack.sh



it will download the sources and build a 64-bit numpy, which will then give you a default 64-bit full package of python, numpy, and matplotlib.



That's what I've done, and my system runs the demo you listed in your post with no problems.





Good luck,

-Bill

Yes, I got the Python 2.7 (and 3.2) distributions from python.org and I also got Tcl/Tk per their directions. I still have all the old Apple installed stuff too plus some older Tcl/Tk.

Doesn't matplotlib use Tk (Tkinter) to do its graphs and what-not? I also have at least two different versions of Tcl/Tk (8.5.7 and 8.5.12) and I'm wondering if that may not be causing problems.

I'll give that bash script a try.

Thanks,
eric
 
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Eric

I'm just starting to futz around with matplotlib and I tried to run this
example from the matplotlib doc page (it's the imshow() example):

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.cm as cm
import matplotlib.mlab as mlab
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

delta = 0.025
x = y = np.arange(-3.0, 3.0, delta)
X, Y = np.meshgrid(x, y)
Z1 = mlab.bivariate_normal(X, Y, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0)
Z2 = mlab.bivariate_normal(X, Y, 1.5, 0.5, 1, 1)
Z = Z2-Z1 # difference of Gaussians

im = plt.imshow(Z, interpolation='bilinear', cmap=cm.gray,
origin='lower', extent=[-3,3,-3,3])
plt.show()



OK



I get the following error:
Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 1410, in __call__
return self.func(*args)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_tkagg.py", line 248, in resize

File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_tkagg.py", line 252, in draw
tkagg.blit(self._tkphoto, self.renderer._renderer, colormode=2)
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/tkagg.py", line 19, in blit
tk.call("PyAggImagePhoto", photoimage, id(aggimage), colormode, id(bbox_array))



This looks as though you are running the latest python from python.org, not the pre-installed python from Apple (that's good).


I'm using Python 2.7.3 on OS X 10.6.8 and I'm invoking python by doing
"arch -i386 python" because matplotlib doesn't do 64-bit. Has anyone
else seen this? Does anyone know why this is happening? It looks
like a problem with tkinter but beyond that I haven't a clue. And,
finally, any ideas as to how to make it behave?



I DON'T know how tk is getting mixed into this, it shouldn't be. But I think I can tell you how to get matplotlib working...



Matplotlib DOES do 64-bit, the problem is numpy, which as you download in binary form does not. But, if you copy the bash script here:



https://raw.github.com/fonnesbeck/ScipySuperpack/master/install_superpack.sh



it will download the sources and build a 64-bit numpy, which will then give you a default 64-bit full package of python, numpy, and matplotlib.



That's what I've done, and my system runs the demo you listed in your post with no problems.





Good luck,

-Bill

Yes, I got the Python 2.7 (and 3.2) distributions from python.org and I also got Tcl/Tk per their directions. I still have all the old Apple installed stuff too plus some older Tcl/Tk.

Doesn't matplotlib use Tk (Tkinter) to do its graphs and what-not? I also have at least two different versions of Tcl/Tk (8.5.7 and 8.5.12) and I'm wondering if that may not be causing problems.

I'll give that bash script a try.

Thanks,
eric
 

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