Scroll event#

In this example a scroll wheel event is used to scroll through 2D slices of 3D data.


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Use scroll wheel to navigate index 0
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

class IndexTracker:
    def __init__(self, ax, X):
        self.index = 0
        self.X = X = ax = ax.imshow(self.X[:, :, self.index])

    def on_scroll(self, event):
        print(event.button, event.step)
        increment = 1 if event.button == 'up' else -1
        max_index = self.X.shape[-1] - 1
        self.index = np.clip(self.index + increment, 0, max_index)

    def update(self):[:, :, self.index])
            f'Use scroll wheel to navigate\nindex {self.index}')

x, y, z = np.ogrid[-10:10:100j, -10:10:100j, 1:10:20j]
X = np.sin(x * y * z) / (x * y * z)

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
# create an IndexTracker and make sure it lives during the whole
# lifetime of the figure by assigning it to a variable
tracker = IndexTracker(ax, X)

fig.canvas.mpl_connect('scroll_event', tracker.on_scroll)

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