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Movie DemoΒΆ

from __future__ import print_function

import os
import subprocess
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

# Fixing random state for reproducibility
np.random.seed(19680801)


files = []

fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(5, 5))
for i in range(50):  # 50 frames
    plt.cla()
    plt.imshow(np.random.rand(5, 5), interpolation='nearest')
    fname = '_tmp%03d.png' % i
    print('Saving frame', fname)
    plt.savefig(fname)
    files.append(fname)

print('Making movie animation.mpg - this may take a while')
subprocess.call("mencoder 'mf://_tmp*.png' -mf type=png:fps=10 -ovc lavc "
                "-lavcopts vcodec=wmv2 -oac copy -o animation.mpg", shell=True)

# cleanup
for fname in files:
    os.remove(fname)

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.000 seconds)

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