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Re: What would you like to see in a book about Matplotlib?

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:35 AM, Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> wrote:
> Hello!
> I received the interesting proposal to author a book on Matplotlib,
> the powerful 2D plotting library for Python.

I have never used matplotlib, but I am interesting in learning it in the future.
What about putting some examples on how to work with biological data?
Some applications of this library in bioinformatics?
Maybe you can also put a small comparison with R, since many people I
know use this programming language to plot diagrams.

> While preparing the arguments list, I'd like to hear even your
> opinion, because different points-of-view will lead to a better
> product.
> Some basic question I'd like to ask are:
> - what are you using matplotlib for?
> - what are the things you like the most of matplotlib, that you want
> to give emphasis to? And why?
> - what are the (basic) things that, when you were beginning to use
> matplotlib, you wanted to see grouped up but couldn't find?
> - what would you like to see in a book about matplotlib?
> - what are some those advanced feature that made you yell "WOW!!" ?
> - what are the things you'd like to explore of matplotlib and never
> had time to do?
> Your suggestions are really appreciated :) And wish me good luck!
> Cheers,
> --
> Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
> My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
> Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi
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