From: Michael Droettboom <mdroe@st...>  20090701 18:34:37

I agree with JaeJoon here  try to reduce the number of points before passing it to matplotlib. However, I'm a little concerned about the segfault  I'd rather matplotlib give a MemoryError exception if that's in fact what is happening. JaeJoon  can you share your test that causes the segfault? The snippet below completely hogs my machine for a few minutes, but then, correctly, aborts with a MemoryError. This is on FC11 i586, Python 2.6, Numpy 1.3. ==== from matplotlib.pyplot import * import numpy as np points = np.random.random((50000000, 2)) plot(points) show() ==== Mike On 07/01/2009 01:34 PM, JaeJoon Lee wrote: > A snippet of code does not help much. > Please try to post a small concise standalone example that we can run and test. > > A general advise is to try to reduce the number of plot call, i.e., > plot as may points as possible with a single plot call. > > However, 50million points seems to be awful a lot. > 6 inch x 6 inch figure with dpi=100 has 0.36 million number of pixels. > My guess is that it makes little sense to plot 50 million points here. > > Anyhow, plotting 50million points with a single plot call dies with > some segfault error in my machine. So, I feel that matplotlib may not > be suitable for your task. But, John or others may have some insight > how to deal with. > > Regards, > > JJ > > > > On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Markus Feldmann<feldmann_markus@...> wrote: > >> Hi All, >> >> my program lets slow down my cpu. This only appears if i plot to much >> points. I am not sure how many point i need to get this, normally i plot >> 3*14e6 + 8e3, that is round about 50million points. My system is a >> dual core 2GHz cpu with 2Gbyte Ram. >> >> Here is my method to plot, >> def drawtransientall(self,min): >> self.subplot = self.figure.add_subplot(111) >> self.subplot.grid(True) >> list_t1,list_peaks,t2,list_samples = >> self.computetransientall(min,min+self.maxitems) >> offset = 0 >> color = ['green','red','blue','magenta','cyan'] >> markerPeaks = ['v','<','1','3','s'] >> markerSamples = ['^','>','2','4','p'] >> self.plots=[[],[]] >> for i in range(len(self.showBands)): >> self.plots[0] += >> self.subplot.plot(list_t1[i],list_peaks[i],color=color[i],marker=markerPeaks[i], >> linestyle='None') >> self.plots[1] += >> self.subplot.plot(t2,list_samples[i]+offset,color=color[i], >> >> marker=markerSamples[i],linestyle='None') >> offset +=1 >> >> self.subplot.set_xlim(t2[0]np.abs(t2[1]t2[0])/100,t2[1]+np.abs(t2[1]t2[0])/100) >> ymax = np.amax(list_samples) >> ymin = np.amin(list_samples) >> self.subplot.set_ylim([yminnp.abs(ymin)*0.1, ymax*1.2 + 2]) >> self.subplot.set_ylabel("abs(Sample(t)) und >> abs(Peak(t)+Offset)>",fontsize = 12) >> self.subplot.set_xlabel("Zeit in Sek. >",fontsize = 12) >> >> Any ideas how to avoid the slow down of my cpu ? >> >> regards Markus >> >> >>  >> _______________________________________________ >> Matplotlibusers mailing list >> Matplotlibusers@... >> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/matplotlibusers >> >> > >  > _______________________________________________ > Matplotlibusers mailing list > Matplotlibusers@... > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/matplotlibusers > 