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Plotting in sage 4.8 defaults to firefox, WHY?

asked 2012-02-02 14:02:01 -0500

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I have just installed sage 4.8. On my system I have gnuplot, gnuplotpy, surf,matplotlib, and perhaps some others. I want plot() in sage to default to ANY of these instead of bringing up firefox to plot a png.

I can get gnuplot if I use a maxima command. Is there any way to get sage to default to some other plot?

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Does [this](http://ask.sagemath.org/question/947/how-to-change-the-default-program-which-open-the) answer your question?

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-02-02 14:28:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-02-02 14:58:13 -0500

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Partial fix: If I add this line to ~/.sage/init.sage: sage.misc.viewer.BROWSER='xv'

It gets rid of firefox, but it uses the minimally capable xv.

I have tried: sage.misc.viewer.PNG_VIEWER='xv' but then firefox is brought up.

If there is a need for a BROWSER setting then clearly xv will not do the trick.

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The bit about PNG_VIEWER not working is surprising. One idea - in the ask.sagemath answer I referenced, there is http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/11795 mentioned in one of the comments. Try applying that patch and see if that helps out.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2012-02-02 15:23:17 -0500 )edit

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