matplotlib.pyplot.isinteractive

matplotlib.pyplot.isinteractive()[source]

Return whether plots are updated after every plotting command.

The interactive mode is mainly useful if you build plots from the command line and want to see the effect of each command while you are building the figure.

In interactive mode:

  • newly created figures will be shown immediately;
  • figures will automatically redraw on change;
  • pyplot.show will not block by default.

In non-interactive mode:

  • newly created figures and changes to figures will not be reflected until explicitly asked to be;
  • pyplot.show will block by default.

See also

ion
Enable interactive mode.
ioff
Disable interactive mode.
show
Show all figures (and maybe block).
pause
Show all figures, and block for a time.