I am wondering if anyone has successfully run Matplotlib with the default installation of Python 2.6 that comes Arcgis 10.0. It does not seem to work with the python version installed by Arcgis 10.0. I was able to download and successfully run other packages such as Scipy. I have looked at many blogs where they talk about using other installations of python such as Python(x,y) etc. I prefer to run it without changing the version of python. Please post the details of the steps if anyone was successful in running Matplotlib. I have installed Matplotlib version 1.1.0. For example, the following command to check version works.
print matplotlib.version shows 1.1.0
I think the problem is with other things that comes with Matplotlib such as pylab, pyplot. Every time I try to import pylab or pyplot, the python IDLE environment is RESTARTED. Please give me the details of steps (from download, installation to running it) if anyone of your are successful in using with the default python installation of ArcGIS 10.0.