How to fix svg figures generated by matplotlib (which are slow in Inkscape)
In recent versions of matplotlib, if you save a figure in
.svg format, you will find that the figures are really slow when you open them in Inkscape (and perhaps other graphics programs as well). This is a known issue that has been reported here.
Essentially, the problem is the
stroke-miterlimit that matplotlib specifies in the
.svg file. Below is a Python script that opens all
.svg files in the current working directory, and removes the problematic setting (
Warning: This scripts modifies the original files without making a backup.
#!/usr/bin/env python3 # coding=utf-8 import os for basename in os.listdir('.'): if not basename.endswith('.svg'): continue print(basename) with open(basename) as fd: s = fd.read() with open(basename, 'w') as fd: fd.write(s.replace('stroke-miterlimit:100000;', ''))