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matplotlib don't work??

asked 2011-05-15 02:38:31 -0500

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updated 2015-01-24 06:59:02 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
A = matrix([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
plt.matshow(A)

What am I missing?

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what happened to the original question?!

Kelvin Li gravatar imageKelvin Li ( 2011-05-22 07:31:25 -0500 )edit

I've restored it (more or less) from the revision history. @Sagud, if you have a new question (about animate?) please ask a new question rather than changing an old one.

DSM gravatar imageDSM ( 2011-05-22 14:36:11 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-05-15 03:26:16 -0500

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Sage matrices aren't the same as numpy matrices.

sage: A = matrix([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
sage: type(A)
<type 'sage.matrix.matrix_integer_dense.Matrix_integer_dense'>
sage: parent(A)
Full MatrixSpace of 3 by 3 dense matrices over Integer Ring
sage: import numpy
sage: B = numpy.matrix([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
sage: type(B)
<class 'numpy.matrixlib.defmatrix.matrix'>

In this case, though, it's easy enough to convert the Sage matrix into something that numpy will like (an array, not a matrix, but that shouldn't matter here):

sage: A.numpy()
array([[1, 2, 3],
       [4, 5, 6],
       [7, 8, 9]])
sage: type(A.numpy())
<type 'numpy.ndarray'>
sage: plt.matshow(A.numpy())
<matplotlib.image.AxesImage object at 0x10dad0090>
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I can't figure out what this is supposed to look like. Is it any different from matrix_plot(A)?

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2011-05-16 04:23:19 -0500 )edit

@kcrisman: by default, unlike matrix_plot, you really only get the squares. No axes or ticks. [Not sure if there are things you can tweak or not.]

DSM gravatar imageDSM ( 2011-05-17 06:06:49 -0500 )edit

You can tweak everything in matplotlib. That is how we generate all these graphics - we use spy and imshow for dense and sparse matrices, it looks like.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2011-05-17 10:00:17 -0500 )edit

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