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Matplotlib plotting stuff

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FigureFirst is a python 3.5+ library to decorate and parse SVG files so they can serve as layout documents for matplotlib figures. In principle FigureFirst works on python 2.7, but it is not supported.

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pip install figurefirst

Use with Inkscape

FigureFirst is developed and tested with Inkscape. Some versions and settings of Inkscape are very slow. Try Inkscape 0.92:

Installing Inkscape 0.92 on Ubuntu

You can install Inkscape 0.92 using ppa:

  • sudo add-apt-repository
  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt install inkscape

Optimizing Inkscape settings

Try increasing the Rendering Tile Multiplier:

  • Edit > Preference > Rending
  • Rendering Tile Multiplier = 50 Restart Inkscape

Installing figurefirst extensions

This package includes a console script, figurefirst_ext to install inkscape extensions. It tries to infer the default installation path for your OS (do figurefirst_ext --help to see what they are), or you can pass a path in manually, e.g..

figurefirst_ext ~/.config/inkscape/extensions


  • Clone this repo
  • Test locally by running pytest
    • To keep the test output files for inspection, add the --keep_files option
    • To test against all supported python versions, run tox
  • Enable your github account with travis for continuous integration
  • Raise a pull request

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