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asked 2013-04-17 02:22:06 -0600

twch gravatar image

Hi, I have the following problem:

I'd like to present some calculations in a sage notebook. At one point I'd like to show an animation, but unfortunately it takes some time until the .show() command plots it. I also do not like to have the animation wiggling araound while I'm presenting the other things before. Hiding the output also doesn't help because I want that it really starts from the beginning on my click and not soemwhere in between.

Is there a possibility to load a saved gif animation? Otherwise is is still possible to open the animation in new window, but it would be neat to have the animation inside the notebook.

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answered 2013-04-17 04:34:41 -0600

ndomes gravatar image

Save the animation

frames = [... list of your frames ...]
M = animate(frames)
M.save(DATA+'movie.gif')

(Or upload the gif with the data menu)

Now you can use a html cell with an link to your gif.

%html
<a href="data/movie.gif">animation</a>
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Thanks! I also tried to create a link to the gif in my home folder but somehow I din't achiev this. Saving the gif in the DATA folder finnaly solves the problem.

twch gravatar imagetwch ( 2013-04-17 04:47:34 -0600 )edit

@ndomes: Super-cool! Can you find an appropriate place to add this to the documentation (perhaps in the animate module) to mention this as a great idea? I like the idea of using the html cell to keep it hidden.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2013-04-17 17:37:44 -0600 )edit

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