[Matplotlib-users] animating scatter points (from files)

Ryan May rmay31 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 14:41:21 EST 2018

That sounds like a perfect use for FuncAnimation with plot() or scatter()
to me. You only really need to use scatter if you want to change the
size/color of points based on another variable.


On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Heiland, Randy <heiland at iu.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a use case of wanting to “animate” scatter points whose coordinates
> are being written to files (per time step). So, basically, I’d like to be
> able to loop over reading the files in a directory, parse them to extract
> coords, and smoothly plot the points in a window. The number of points will
> change per time step. Suggestions? Do I want to use the FuncAnimation
> method or something else?
> thanks!
> Randy
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