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import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

# make an agg figure
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.set_title('a simple figure')

# grab the pixel buffer and dump it into a numpy array
buf = fig.canvas.buffer_rgba()
l, b, w, h = fig.bbox.bounds
# The array needs to be copied, because the underlying buffer
# may be reallocated when the window is resized.
X = np.frombuffer(buf, np.uint8).copy()
X.shape = h,w,4

# now display the array X as an Axes in a new figure
fig2 = plt.figure()
ax2 = fig2.add_subplot(111, frameon=False)

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