Today I upgraded to ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.2 as well as the 64-bit background processing tool and noticed that both numpy and matplotlib were installed with Python. In fact, in the "What's New?" section for 10.2.1, it states:
ArcGIS 10.2.1 has been upgraded to include Python 2.7.5. Third-party Python libraries have also been upgraded: NumPy has been upgraded to 1.7.1 and matplotlib to 1.3.0.
I understand that there are a number of tools in ArcGIS which use numpy such as:
as well as a number of tools in the Data Access Module.
Do any of the tools in ArcGIS directly utilise the matplotlib module, and if so, which ones? Or is it installed just in case people want to make better looking charts and graphs, etc. than are possible in ArcMap?