Unable to "import matplotlib.pyplot as plt" in virtualenv
I am working with flask in a virtual environment. I was able to install matplotlib with pip, and I can
import matplotlib in a Python session. However, when I import it as
matplotlib.pyplot as plt
I get the following error:
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "//anaconda/envs/myenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/pyplot.py", line 109, in <module> _backend_mod, new_figure_manager, draw_if_interactive, _show = pylab_setup() File "//anaconda/envs/myenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/__init__.py", line 32, in pylab_setup globals(),locals(),[backend_name],0) File "//anaconda/envs/myenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matplotlib/backends/backend_macosx.py", line 24, in <module> from matplotlib.backends import _macosx RuntimeError: Python is not installed as a framework. The Mac OS X backend will not be able to function correctly if Python is not installed as a framework. See the Python documentation for more information on installing Python as a framework on Mac OS X. Please either reinstall Python as a framework, or try one of the other backends.
I am confused about why it asks me to install Python as framework. Doesn't it already exists? What does it mean to "install Python as framework", and how do I install it?
This solution worked for me. If you already installed matplotlib using pip on your virtual environment, you can just type the following:
$ cd ~/.matplotlib $ nano matplotlibrc
And then, write
backend: TkAgg in there. If you need more information, just go to the solution link.