savefig not deducing file format

Hi all,
I call savefig by passing to it a file-like object but it appears to not get the graphics format right:

f = open('not_a_pdf.pdf', 'w')
plot([1,2,3])
savefig(f)

but it produces a PNG image. Can anybody confirm this? I am on matplotlib 0.99.3

Cheers,

Giovanni

It has no way of deducing the file format from the file object.

You need to explicitly pass the format keyword to savefig, e.g.:

   savefig(f, format='pdf')

Mike

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On 03/15/2011 07:11 AM, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia wrote:

Hi all,
I call savefig by passing to it a file-like object but it appears to not
get the graphics format right:

f = open('not_a_pdf.pdf', 'w')
plot([1,2,3])
savefig(f)

but it produces a PNG image. Can anybody confirm this? I am on
matplotlib 0.99.3

Cheers,

Giovanni

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My fault, I didn't read the docstring properly. Thanks for both replies.

Best,

G

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On 15/03/2011 13:51, Michael Droettboom wrote:

It has no way of deducing the file format from the file object.

You need to explicitly pass the format keyword to savefig, e.g.:

    savefig(f, format='pdf')

Mike

On 03/15/2011 07:11 AM, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia wrote:

Hi all,
I call savefig by passing to it a file-like object but it appears to not
get the graphics format right:

f = open('not_a_pdf.pdf', 'w')
plot([1,2,3])
savefig(f)

but it produces a PNG image. Can anybody confirm this? I am on
matplotlib 0.99.3

Cheers,

Giovanni

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Inspect f.name?

Alan Isaac

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On 3/15/2011 8:51 AM, Michael Droettboom wrote:

It has no way of deducing the file format from the file object.