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Recorder Recording made easy - The tool you need for animations using Matplotlib, Plotly and other plotting libraries.

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build status python 3.6 license apache


You can find the detailed documentation here:


The framework is available at the PyPi Repository:

pip install -U pyrecorder


It’s as simple as it should be. Initialize a Recorder object with a Writer and store plots by calling record().

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

from pyrecorder.recorder import Recorder
from import Video

# create a writer object (here, mp4)
writer = Video("video.mp4")

# use the with statement to close the recorder when done
with Recorder(writer) as rec:

    # record 10 different snapshots
    for t in range(10):

        # create the plot (here, using matplotlib)
        X = np.random.random((50, 2))
        plt.scatter(X[:, 0], X[:, 1], facecolor="none", edgecolor="red")

        # use the record to store the current plot


Feel free to contact me if you have any question:

Julian Blank (blankjul [at]
Michigan State University
Computational Optimization and Innovation Laboratory (COIN)
East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

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