How-to Install Latest Matplotlib for Python 2.x on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

September 19th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Matplotlib for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Python 2.x Matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. matplotlib can be used in python scripts, the python and ipython shell (ala MATLAB or Mathematica), web application servers, and six graphical user interface toolkits.

matplotlib tries to make easy things easy and hard things possible. You can generate plots, histograms, power spectra, bar charts, errorcharts, scatterplots, etc, with just a few lines of code. For a sampling, see the screenshots, thumbnail gallery, and examples directory

How-to Install Latest Matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32/64bit - Featured
  1. Download Latest Matplotlib Source:

    Get Latest matplotlib tar.gz

    Select the Latest Matplotlib Release.

  2. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    How-to Install Latest Matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32/64bit - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf matplotlib*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. Open Terminal Window
    Ctr+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Latest Matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32/64bit - Open Terminal
  4. Install Matplotlib Dependencies for Ubuntu

    sudo su -c "apt-get build-deb python-matplotlib"
  5. Installing Matplotlib for Ubuntu

    sudo su -c "cd /tmp/matplotlib* && python setup.py install"

    How-to Install Latest Matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32/64bit - Successful Installation Terminal

  6. Getting-Started with Matplotlib Examples:

    matplotlib Quick-Start Examples

    To Start Search the ‘simple_plot’ Example and Try to Execute it Step-by-Step on the Python Console.
    How-to Install Latest Matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32/64bit - Matplotlib Simple Plot

  7. How-to Install FREE PyCharm Python IDE for Ubuntu:

    PyCharm Installation Ubuntu
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