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class matplotlib.animation.PillowWriter(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: matplotlib.animation.MovieWriter

classmethod bin_path()

Returns the binary path to the commandline tool used by a specific subclass. This is a class method so that the tool can be looked for before making a particular MovieWriter subclass available.


Clean-up and collect the process used to write the movie file.


Finish any processing for writing the movie.


A tuple (width, height) in pixels of a movie frame.


Grab the image information from the figure and save as a movie frame.

All keyword arguments in savefig_kwargs are passed on to the savefig command that saves the figure.

classmethod isAvailable()[source]

Check to see if a MovieWriter subclass is actually available.

saving(fig, outfile, dpi, *args, **kwargs)

Context manager to facilitate writing the movie file.

*args, **kw are any parameters that should be passed to setup.

setup(fig, outfile, dpi=None)[source]

Perform setup for writing the movie file.

fig : matplotlib.figure.Figure

The figure object that contains the information for frames

outfile : string

The filename of the resulting movie file

dpi : int, optional

The DPI (or resolution) for the file. This controls the size in pixels of the resulting movie file. Default is fig.dpi.