Asked By – metakermit
I am using IPython with
--pylab=inline and would sometimes like to quickly switch to the interactive, zoomable matplotlib GUI for viewing plots (the one that pops up when you plot something in a terminal Python console). How could I do that? Preferably without leaving or restarting my notebook.
The problem with inline plots in IPy notebook is that they are of a limited resolution and I can’t zoom into them to see some smaller parts. With the maptlotlib GUI that starts from a terminal, I can select a rectangle of the graph that I want to zoom into and the axes adjust accordingly. I tried experimenting with
from matplotlib import interactive interactive(True)
but that didn’t do anything. I couldn’t find any hint online either.
Now we will see solution for issue: How can I open the interactive matplotlib window in IPython notebook?
According to the documentation, you should be able to switch back and forth like this:
In : %matplotlib inline In : plot(...) In : %matplotlib qt # wx, gtk, osx, tk, empty uses default In : plot(...)
and that will pop up a regular plot window (a restart on the notebook may be necessary).
I hope this helps.
This question is answered By – Adrian Martin
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