From the Daily Python-URL: matplotlib 0.65:
John Hunter: matplotlib 0.65 [matplotlib produces publication-quality 2D graphics using matlab plotting for inspiration. What's new in 0.65: matlab(TM) now pylab; contour; enhanced set and get introspection; colormaps out the wazoo; zordering; more Cairo features; printing in wx; connect and disconnect; hold kwarg for all plotting commands; text-bounding boxes; legend properties exposed as keyword arguments; ishold; sparsity pattern visualization; customizing polar plots; interactive control functions; bug fixes]I've been tracking this project for a while in hope that it would mature to the point where I could use it to replace R as the rendering engine in my celeration metacharting system. While R does a passible job of rendering Standard Celeration Charts, it is the slowest and flakiest part of the entire system. It is also the most difficult piece of the system to get installed and working properly. I would be thrilled if I could find a graphing system that was a little more pythonic.