The question: “How can I remotely display python graphics windows?”
The backstory: I’m gotten used to the nifty interactive graphics of matplotlib in ipython. But here it is New Year’s Eve and I’m working from home. I need to ssh in to my desktop, run python, and remotely display the python graphics windows to my laptop. This is easy to do in, say, gnuplot (ssh in, and “set terminal x11″), but an hour into reading horrible python docs and stackoverflow, I can’t figure out how to remotely display a python window.
A promising avenue, matplotlib.use(‘GTK’) failed because I can’t get pygtk to install.