Some Tests on Matplotlib Backends

#Python #Matplotlib

Matplotlib provides many different backends

Among the many matplotlib backends, what I found is that TkAgg and WebAgg works well on a mac.

Backends could either be set in your bashrc/zshrc files using


or a file located at ~/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc using

backend =

A very useful customized backend is itermplot which displays plot result right in your iterm.

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L Ma (2017). 'Some Tests on Matplotlib Backends', Datumorphism, 05 April. Available at:

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  • til/programming/