On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:27 AM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I am trying to do a simple animation examples similar to the one here:

http://www.scipy.org/Cookbook/Matplotlib/Animations#head-e50abcca4333d3d76b3f2bb66ef00f15c6b4dbbc

But it does not work.  I have tried with different backends, plain
python, within ipython.  I am using ipython 0.10 and matplotlib 0.99.3
from EPD.  I have used this approach in the past, but no luck this
time.  If I add a show() early on, the first plot shows OK, but it
sits and waits until I close the plot window before moving on.  Any
ideas?

Cheers,

Brian


Animations can be a very fickle thing in matplotlib.  Everything has to be perfect for it to work properly.  Are you able to run that first example on that page?  Can you include a self-contained version of your code that reproduces your problem?

Ben Root