Update slider widget range

moadeep j.robinson.10 at aberdeen.ac.uk
Wed Nov 21 14:59:31 CET 2012

I am trying to write a small bit of code that interactively deletes selected slices in an image series using matplotlib. I have created a button 'delete' which stores a number of indices to be deleted when the button 'update' is selected. However, I am currently unable to reset the range of my slider widget, i.e. removing the number of deleted slices from valmax. What is the pythonic solution to this problem?

Here is my code:

import dicom
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.widgets import Slider, Button

frame = 0
#store indices of slices to be deleted
delete_list = []

def main():

    data = np.random.rand(16,256,256)
    nframes = data.shape[0]

    raw_dicom_stack = []
    for x in range (nframes):

    #yframe = 0

    # Visualize it
    viewer = VolumeViewer(raw_dicom_stack, nframes)

class VolumeViewer(object):
    def __init__(self, raw_dicom_stack, nframes):

        global delete_list

        self.raw_dicom_stack = raw_dicom_stack
        self.nframes = nframes
        self.delete_list = delete_list

        # Setup the axes.
        self.fig, self.ax = plt.subplots()
        self.slider_ax = self.fig.add_axes([0.2, 0.03, 0.65, 0.03])
        self.delete_ax = self.fig.add_axes([0.85,0.84,0.1,0.04])
        self.update_ax = self.fig.add_axes([0.85,0.78,0.1,0.04])
        self.register_ax = self.fig.add_axes([0.85,0.72,0.1,0.04])
        self.add_ax = self.fig.add_axes([0.85,0.66,0.1,0.04])

        # Make the slider
        self.slider = Slider(self.slider_ax, 'Frame', 1, self.nframes, 
                            valinit=1, valfmt='%1d/{}'.format(self.nframes))

        #Make the buttons
        self.del_button = Button(self.delete_ax, 'Delete')

        self.upd_button = Button(self.update_ax, 'Update')

        self.reg_button = Button(self.register_ax, 'Register')

        self.add_button = Button(self.add_ax, "Add")

        # Plot the first slice of the image
        self.im = self.ax.imshow(np.array(raw_dicom_stack[0]))

    def update(self, value):
        global frame
        frame = int(np.round(value - 1))

        # Update the image data
        dat = np.array(self.raw_dicom_stack[frame])

        # Reset the image scaling bounds (this may not be necessary for you)
        self.im.set_clim([dat.min(), dat.max()])

        # Redraw the plot

    def delete(self,event):
        global frame
        global delete_list

        print 'Frame %s has been added to list of slices to be deleted' %str(frame+1)
        print 'Please click update to delete these slices and show updated image series \n'

        #Remove duplicates from delete list

    def img_update(self,event):
        #function deletes image stacks and updates viewer
        global delete_list

        #Remove duplicates from list and sort into numerical order
        delete_list = list(set(delete_list))

        #Make sure delete_list is not empty
        if not delete_list:
            print "Delete list is empty, no slices to delete"
        #Loop through delete list in reverse numerical order and remove slices from series
            for i in reversed(delete_list):
                print 'Slice %i removed from dicom series \n' %(i+1)

        #Can now remove contents from delete_list
        del delete_list[:]
        #Update slider range
        self.nframes =  len(self.raw_dicom_stack)

    def show(self):

if __name__ == '__main__':

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