# Re: python plotting with greek symbols within labels recommendations?

On 4 October 2005 at 19:48, Michael Gilbert wrote:
| i am a Debian user looking for a python plotting library that can support
| rendering greek symbols and other various characters on plot axes labels,
| etc. i would prefer something that adheres to tex formatting (as implemented
| in latex, matlab, etc and has the form $\alpha$ to represent the
| greekcharacter alpha for example).

You could consider R which has a lot of plotting functionality, including
almost arbitrary math symbol and various alphabets -- after 'apt-get install
r-base-core' try
\$ R
> demo(plotmath)
> demo(graphics)
> demo(image)
> demo(persp)
> demo(Hershey)
> q("no")

Moreover, R can be driven quite well from Python using the python-rpy
package(s), so try 'apt-get install python-rpy'.

(Note that unstable already has the last beta of R 2.2.0 which is to be
released on Thursday, and unstable's rpy has not yet been rebuilt for
it. Testing should work just fine.)

Hth, Dirk

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