Animation crashes on Windows

Hi,

This simple script will animate correctly on Linux, but will not work on Windows (mpl 0.99.3) and at the end will crash with a message box (unknown software exception (0x40000015) at the location 0x1e05b62a) and prints to the console:

Fatal Python error: PyEval_RestoreThread: NULL tstate

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Please check this. Thank you,
Jo�o Lu�s Silva

(script inline and attached)

anim.py (303 Bytes)

···

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
plt.ion()

x = np.arange(0,2*np.pi,0.01) # x-array
data = np.array(np.sin(x))
line, = plt.plot(x,data)

for i in range(1,50):
     data[:] = np.sin(x+i/10.0)
     line.set_ydata(data)
     plt.draw() # redraw the canvas
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------

The crash happens with the TKAgg backend but not with the GTKAgg backend, but the script will still not animate. This one will however:

···

#---------------------------------------
import matplotlib
matplotlib.use("GTKAgg")
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
plt.ion()

x = np.arange(0,2*np.pi,0.01) # x-array
data = np.array(np.sin(x))
line, = plt.plot(x,data)

for i in range(1,50):
     data[:] = np.sin(x+i/10.0)
     line.set_ydata(data+i-i)
     plt.draw()

plt.ioff()
#---------------------------------------

Note the +i-i on the set_ydata. For some reason set_ydata won't update on Windows if the array is the same, even if the data has changed.

Jo�o Lu�s Silva

I can not reproduce this bug with matplotlib 1.0dev on Windows. So this is apparently fixed in svn trunk, probably by <http://matplotlib.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/matplotlib/trunk/matplotlib/lib/matplotlib/pyplot.py?r1=8352&r2=8424&pathrev=8424> which is related to <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3015013&group_id=80706&atid=560720>

Christoph

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On 6/24/2010 9:49 AM, João Luís Silva wrote:

Hi,

This simple script will animate correctly on Linux, but will not work on
Windows (mpl 0.99.3) and at the end will crash with a message box
(unknown software exception (0x40000015) at the location 0x1e05b62a) and
prints to the console:

Fatal Python error: PyEval_RestoreThread: NULL tstate

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.