pyplot animationΒΆ

Generating an animation by calling pause between plotting commands.

The method shown here is only suitable for simple, low-performance use. For more demanding applications, look at the animation module and the examples that use it.

Note that calling time.sleep instead of pause would not work.

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import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

np.random.seed(19680801)
data = np.random.random((50, 50, 50))

fig, ax = plt.subplots()

for i in range(len(data)):
    ax.cla()
    ax.imshow(data[i])
    ax.set_title("frame {}".format(i))
    # Note that using time.sleep does *not* work here!
    plt.pause(0.1)

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 8.215 seconds)

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