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How to save a plot from notebook?

asked 2010-08-21 11:56:18 -0500

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Is it possible to export a plot, preferable in a vector format from a notebook?

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answered 2010-08-21 12:49:57 -0500

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If p is any plot object, then you can use the save method to save it to a file. The type of file written will be based on the extension of filename given. For example,

p = plot(x^2, -5, 5)
p.save('filename.svg')

will save an SVG. Since the directory in which to save the image was not specified, it will do it in a special directory reserved for the input cell. The notebook will automatically detect that this file is present and then either display it or display a link from which you can download it. You can also use .eps or .ps for PostScript files which are also vector graphics.

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Thats easy and works, thank you!

entity gravatar imageentity ( 2010-08-21 23:50:06 -0500 )edit
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answered 2010-08-21 12:29:35 -0500

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updated 2010-08-21 12:30:24 -0500

a = [(x,x^2) for x in xrange(100)]; img = list_plot(a); img.save("filename.svg");

I'm sure there are more elegant idioms and display options, but that will indeed save a scalable vector graphic.

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