I can't take anymore Matplotlib's general approach of "plotting-by-side-effect".
Is there an alternative?
I'm looking for something closer in philosophy to Mathematica's
Plot function, which returns a stand-alone
Graphics object. This object encapsulates all the information needed to render the corresponding image. There's no notion of "the current figure" or "the current axes".
(I'm looking for something that I can use comfortably from python code.)