"persistent" plot windows

Rodrigo Lopez-Negrete soyrush at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 03:00:34 CEST 2007

Hi James,

Thanks for the answer, the ampersand only works if I use the show()
command at the end of my script. I guess that helps although I haven't
tested it with plotting subroutines.


On Mar 24, 6:50 pm, James Stroud <jstr... at mbi.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Rodrigo Lopez-Negrete wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm trying to write a python script using plotting form pylab.
> > Unfortunatelly I've encountered a problem. When I run the script via
> > 'python myscript.py' the plot windows open and close very quickly, or

> > when I added the show() command the shell window was locked until I
> > closed the figures.
> > My question is: is there a way to open those windows in the background
> > without blocking the shell and without running it interactively??
> > something like gnuplot -persist?
> > Thanks all,
> >   Rodrigo Lopez-Negrete
> python whatever.py &
> (Don't forget the ampersand!)
> James

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