On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 7:44 AM, John Hunter <jdh2358@gmail.com> wrote:
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?

If you are running mpl from the development tree on github, I suggest
you use the new animations API, which hides much of the complexity.
See

 https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/tree/master/examples/animation

If you are running a released mpl, you can simply drop the
animation.py file into your PYTHONPATH and use it directly

 https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/blob/master/lib/matplotlib/animation.py

Hope this helps,
JDH


I don't think that is necessarily true.  If I remember correctly, Ryan May introduced some other API changes (I think they made it to the 1.0.x branch) in order to facilitate his animations.

Ben Root