[Python] Hydrogen - Interactive Matplotlib Backend using Qt


I have recently started using Atom+Hydrogen in place of the Spyder IDE/Jupyter for scientific programming/data analysis in Python. The Hydrogen and Hydrogen Launcher packages are great but at first glance, don’t provide the option to interact with plots generated with matplotlib.

Just doing the obvious, I am able to switch the matplotlib backend to ‘osx’ (i’m on a mac) once Hydrogen has started, but I am unable to use the Qt5 backend for example. Has anyone had the need for this and found a solution?


The Hydrogen developers might know more about this situation.