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I have been using IPython notebook on both OSX and Windows 7 for a while. Now I'm trying to create a minimal system for me to work on Debian 7 (Wheezy). I installed:

  • LXDE
  • Python2.7
  • python-dev
  • python-pip

then did a

apt-get build-dep python-matplotlib

Then did a

pip install pip --upgrade
pip install virtualenv

then in virtualenv, installed via pip:

  • numpy
  • pandas
  • matplotlib
  • ipython
  • tornado

with this, I can run the IPython notebook, but when I plot anything, I only get the object (not the figure), as in

<matplotlib.axes.AxesSubplot at 0x42bf6d0>

I would really like to see the figures. Can anyone help?

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Try running %pylab inline in a notebook cell before executing the plot.

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Interesting. I did start it with $ ipython notebook pylab=inline, just as I would in OSX or Windows. Isn't it supposed to work in Debian too? – dmvianna May 25 '13 at 10:22

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