matplotlib.pyplot.ion

matplotlib.pyplot.ion()[source]

Enable interactive mode.

See pyplot.isinteractive for more details.

See also

ioff

Disable interactive mode.

isinteractive

Whether interactive mode is enabled.

show

Show all figures (and maybe block).

pause

Show all figures, and block for a time.

Notes

For a temporary change, this can be used as a context manager:

# if interactive mode is off
# then figures will not be shown on creation
plt.ioff()
# This figure will not be shown immediately
fig = plt.figure()

with plt.ion():
    # interactive mode will be on
    # figures will automatically be shown
    fig2 = plt.figure()
    # ...

To enable usage as a context manager, this function returns an _IonContext object. The return value is not intended to be stored or accessed by the user.

Examples using matplotlib.pyplot.ion