matplotlib taking time when being imported
I just upgraded to the latest stable release of
matplotlib (1.5.1) and everytime I import matplotlib I get this message:
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/matplotlib/font_manager.py:273: UserWarning: Matplotlib is building the font cache using fc-list. This may take a moment. warnings.warn('Matplotlib is building the font cache using fc-list. This may take a moment.')
... which always stalls for a few seconds.
Is this the expected behaviour? Was it the same also before, but just without the printed message?
As tom suggested in the comment above, deleting the files:
fontList.cache fontList.py3k.cache tex.cache
solve the problem. In my case the files were under:
A couple of days ago the message appeared again, I deleted the files in the locations mention above without any success. I found that as suggested here by T Mudau there's an extra location with text cache files is: