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An animated image using a list of imagesΒΆ

This examples demonstrates how to animate an image from a list of images (or Artists).

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib.animation as animation

fig = plt.figure()

def f(x, y):
    return np.sin(x) + np.cos(y)

x = np.linspace(0, 2 * np.pi, 120)
y = np.linspace(0, 2 * np.pi, 100).reshape(-1, 1)
# ims is a list of lists, each row is a list of artists to draw in the
# current frame; here we are just animating one artist, the image, in
# each frame
ims = []
for i in range(60):
    x += np.pi / 15.
    y += np.pi / 20.
    im = plt.imshow(f(x, y), animated=True)

ani = animation.ArtistAnimation(fig, ims, interval=50, blit=True,


Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.401 seconds)

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