If you are using Pyenv, you must build python with tk support. Else, you need to run
sudo apt-get install python3-tk or
sudo apt-get install python-tk.
If you are
WSL2, you need to run
export DISPLAY=`grep -oP "(?<=nameserver ).+" /etc/resolv.conf`:0.0
(getting the IP of Windows Host/X Server from
/etc/resolv.conf). If you are on
export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 will do. You might want to add this to
You need to install X Servers for Windows, using either VcXsrv or Xming. In only tested with Xming. When prompted for the firewall access, allow both private and public network (If you miss that, you can set it at
Windows Security -> Firewall & network protection -> Allow an app through firewall. Launch Xming (you will see the app icon at bottom-right corner next to the clock, expand to see).
Run the code
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import numpy as np t = np.arange(0.0, 2.0, 0.01) s = 1 + np.sin(2*np.pi*t) plt.plot(t, s) plt.title('About as simple as it gets, folks') plt.show()
You might bump into error
_tkinter.TclError: couldn't connect to display "172.29.0.1:0.0".
Check you Xming log (right click bottom-right Xming app icon and click
View log and you should see
AUDIT: Tue Jul 28 18:31:11 2020: 20788 C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\Xming.exe: client 4 rejected from IP 172.29.10.201
C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\X0.hosts (open with Administrator priviledge to enable edit/save). Add the rejected IP.
NOTE: Note that WSL Ubuntu IP is not static
Exit Xming server and start again.