Implementation of magic functions for matplotlib/pylab support.
Magics related to matplotlib’s pylab support
Load numpy and matplotlib to work interactively.
This function lets you activate pylab (matplotlib, numpy and interactive support) at any point during an IPython session.
It will import at the top level numpy as np, pyplot as plt, matplotlib, pylab and mlab, as well as all names from numpy and pylab.
If you are using the inline matplotlib backend for embedded figures, you can adjust its behavior via the %config magic:
# enable SVG figures, necessary for SVG+XHTML export in the qtconsole In : %config InlineBackend.figure_format = 'svg' # change the behavior of closing all figures at the end of each # execution (cell), or allowing reuse of active figures across # cells: In : %config InlineBackend.close_figures = False
guiname : optional
In this case, where the MPL default is TkAgg:
In : %pylab Welcome to pylab, a matplotlib-based Python environment. Backend in use: TkAgg For more information, type 'help(pylab)'.
But you can explicitly request a different backend:
In : %pylab qt Welcome to pylab, a matplotlib-based Python environment. Backend in use: Qt4Agg For more information, type 'help(pylab)'.