I have several problems using the Plots package together with the PyPlot backend.
My exmple looks like this, I have two packages MyPlot and MyFront.
In MyPlot’s environment I have added Plots and PyPlot as dependencies and the code looks like this:
module MyPlot using Plots pyplot() export myplot function myplot(x) # Plotting using Plots with Pyplot as backend plot(x) end end # module
In MyFront (which is my “application-code”) I use
pkg> dev MyPlot to create a dependency.
If I now try to yse the MyPlot package, I get a LoadError:
ArgumentError: Package PyPlot not found in current path:.... when precompiling MyPlot.
This is the first question: I thought that since MyPlot has a dependancy on PyPlot, MyFront didn’t have to include it too?
Anyway, if I do
MyFront> add PyPlot before doing
using MyPlot the precompilation seems to work, but when I call
myplot(rand(10)) I do not get the pyplot backend, instead I get a plot with the title GKS QtTerm, I think this is the GR backend? So my second question is why I dont seem to get the pyplot backend when doing this plot.
Furthermore, If I do
MyFront> add Plots followed by
using Plots; pyplot() and then call
myplot, the backend switch seems to work.
julia> versioninfo() Julia Version 1.1.0 Commit 80516ca202* (2019-01-21 21:24 UTC) Platform Info: OS: Linux (x86_64-redhat-linux) (MyPlot) pkg> st Project MyPlot v0.1.0 Status `~/backendtest/MyPlot/Project.toml` [91a5bcdd] Plots v0.23.2 [d330b81b] PyPlot v2.8.0