I've searched but can't seem to find a similar issue with this plugin - the plugin starts ok and seems to run but I don't get any view of the profile or some other buttons in the UI as I've seen elsewhere - please see image. I do get the the table of heights which I can export into Excel for graphing but I want to see the profile in QGIS. I'm running Dufour on a Windows 8 machine and all install using OSGeo4W. enter image description here

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The plotting library used to generate the graph is matplotlib. Check your OSGeo4W advanced install section "libs" if matplotlib is installed.

  • It is Anita, that's what's so strange! It was your blog that first got me onto this and as you can see, I don't get the home, forward/back icons either - I've reinstalled but still no joy! Jan 24, 2014 at 17:32
  • I'll try to get my hands on a Win8 system to test.
    – underdark
    Jan 24, 2014 at 17:48
  • Weirdly enough everything looks ok on my Win8 64bit test system. Which options do you see in the plugin settings tab?
    – underdark
    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:02
  • I think it is a problem with the matplotlib library - there is nothing in the settings drop-down so it is not picking it up, also, I seem to have this issues on my works laptop too, which is a Win7 machine! Jan 27, 2014 at 21:20
  • Strangely, I have just tried this on the 2.1.0 Dev QGIS and it works! I see in the settings that matplotlib and Qwt5 are in the drop-down and I can select either option, I am really confused! Jan 27, 2014 at 22:54

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