I am running IPython notebook on an ubuntu vm. Everything works great so far, except I'm unable to do interactive matplotlib plots.
The error I get is:
TclError: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
And I'm just trying to follow these super basic tutorials.
Any tips? I've done some research but nothing seems applicable to running iPython from an ubuntu machine. I know I'm overlooking something obvious.
After speaking with ThomasK about this, it seems I need to run
%matplotlib nbaggs following
%matplotlib inline from within iPython to get the interactivity from within my VM.
However, interactivity only came available in the latest release of matplotlib (1.4.x) and so I needed to upgrade from 1.3.x.
sudo pip install matplotlib --upgrade I got the following error in my .pip_log.
---------------------------------------- Cleaning up... Removing temporary dir /tmp/pip_build_root... Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib Exception information: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 122, in main status = self.run(options, args) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/commands/install.py", line 278, in run requirement_set.prepare_files(finder, force_root_egg_info=self.bundle, bundle=self.bundle) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 1229, in prepare_files req_to_install.run_egg_info() File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 325, in run_egg_info command_desc='python setup.py egg_info') File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/util.py", line 697, in call_subprocess % (command_desc, proc.returncode, cwd)) InstallationError: Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib
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