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Mastering matplotlib by Duncan M. McGreggor

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Chapter 4. Event Handling and Interactive Plots

This chapter marks the beginning of our transition into specialized topics. While we will continue making references to the preceding overview, the subsequent chapters will focus on taking you deeper into the domain of advanced matplotlib usage.

In this chapter, we will delve into matplotlib events and interactive plots and cover the following topics:

  • A general overview of event-based systems
  • The anatomy of an event loop
  • The GUI toolkit event loop basics
  • Event loops in IPython and matplotlib
  • Event handling in matplotlib
  • Events for mouse, keyboard, axes, figures, and picking
  • Compound events

The material presented here will be pulled from matplotlib's artist and backend layers, and it should provide a nice ...

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