### GUI backend MATPLOTLIB in Sage

Dear all,

I guess Sagemath could not call that kind of GUI backend right now.

How can one **export** the data (a object) 'matplotlib.figure.Figure' the namespace of Sagemath to IPython? Can the data be saved in a format (**not** png, pdf, etc.) that can be opened in IPython using the function **show()**?

Here is a related Question.

Has SAGE a GUI back-end as MATPLOTLIB, on which one can **zoom, select points** etc.?

for example,

```
sage: bodes['entire']
<matplotlib.figure.Figure at 0x91ac950>
sage: bodes['entire'].show()
# It doesn't work and a Warning occurs.
/opt/sagemath/sage-6.1.1-x86_64-Linux/local/lib/python2.7/
site-packages/matplotlib/figure.py:362: UserWarning: matplotlib is
currently using a non-GUI backend, so cannot show the figure
"matplotlib is currently using a non-GUI backend, "
sage: f = bodes['entire']
sage: f.savefig('./figures/entire.png')
# I can only save my plotting in formats : png, pdf, etc..
```

Thank you all in advance!