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Using pyplot to plot and continue to work in terminal

asked 2022-04-03 09:33:55 +0100

mcmug gravatar image

I use pyplot to visualize data in sagemath. But each time I plot, I have to close the window of the plot to be able to enter another command in sagemath terminal. What should I add in my code in order to be able to continue to work with sagemath without having to close the window of plot? Thanks in advance!

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answered 2022-04-03 18:19:12 +0100

Emmanuel Charpentier gravatar image

I suppose that you are doing something like :

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
myplot = plt.plot(yadda, yadda, yadda)

The help for (available by typing states, among other not unintersing things :

Signature:*, block=None)
   Display all open figures.

   block : bool, optional
      Whether to wait for all figures to be closed before returning.

      If True block and run the GUI main loop until all figure windows
      are closed.

      If False ensure that all figure windows are displayed and return
      immediately.  In this case, you are responsible for ensuring
      that the event loop is running to have responsive figures.

      Defaults to True in non-interactive mode and to False in
      interactive mode (see .pyplot.isinteractive).

   ion : Enable interactive mode, which shows / updates the figure
      every plotting command, so that calling "show()" is not

   ioff : Disable interactive mode. savefig : Save the figure to an
   image file instead of showing it on screen.

Is that illumination enough ?

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Note that Sage's graphics aren't half bad for "mathematical" plotting. Try comparing Sage's and matplotlib's results for your use cases...

Emmanuel Charpentier gravatar imageEmmanuel Charpentier ( 2022-04-03 18:32:39 +0100 )edit

Thanks! It worked! For the moment I just need to draw some points on the screen.

mcmug gravatar imagemcmug ( 2022-04-04 03:37:58 +0100 )edit

But when I plot again, the new plot is added in the same window. Is there a way to make it show in a new window?

mcmug gravatar imagemcmug ( 2022-04-04 04:49:43 +0100 )edit

Is there a way to make it show in a new window?

That's the behavior of Sage's plot and cousins...

Emmanuel Charpentier gravatar imageEmmanuel Charpentier ( 2022-04-04 10:08:26 +0100 )edit

Now I find that it is even better that plots are shown in the same picture.

mcmug gravatar imagemcmug ( 2022-04-06 03:00:58 +0100 )edit

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