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### How can I display a plot from a script?

If I type

plot(x^2, (x,-2,2))


in sage, I get the expected plot, displayed as a png file by my default image viewer. If instead I put the line

plot(x^2, (x,-2,2)).show()


in a file test.sage and run

sage test.sage


from the command line, I get

Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive


typed on the command line, but no displayed plot.

How do I display a plot from a script?