matplotlib to TikZ converter

Hi all,

development for a translator from matplotlib to the TikZ-based pgfplots has started at

As of now, the script is still rather simplistic, but can already deal with line plots, images, subplots, and color bars. Adding new functionality should not be overly complicated.

Compared to translating MATLAB® figures to TikZ (see matlab2tikz, starting off with matplotlib2tikz was a lot easier. The documentation is fantastic, and whenever there's something unclear there are the incredibly helpful mailing lists, as well as the open source code to look at.

If you'd like to chime with the development -- now's the perfect time! The script is a mere 350 lines long, and the main author doesn't know what he's doing in Python and Git, so there'll be no ranting about bad code. :)