I agree that the animation calls are very cryptic. Luckily, Ryan May has done an excellent job of creating a matplotlib module that simplifies that process significantly. Last night, he uploaded his work onto the official development branch. It might be some time before you see it in an official release of matplotlib.
However, if you are feeling adventurous, you can checkout the development branch from the sourceforge repository and try it yourself. Feedback would be greatly welcome.
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 12:46 AM, David Pine <djpine@…287…> wrote:
Ok, thanks, I can do that. Still, I would like to understand better how matplotlib is works — the animation calls remain somewhat mysterious to me. About the only documentation I can find is that contained in the example files, and that is pretty cryptic. Is there any other place where the calls and techniques used in these animations are described in greater detail?