Python Matplotlib - 9. Live Data

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  1. Run Code 1 in Python
  2. Run Code 2 in Python - dont stop run code !
  3. Run Code 3 in Python - parallel with Code 2
  4. Output - LIVE

Run Code 1 in Python

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import random
from itertools import count
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.style.use('fivethirtyeight')

x_vals = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
y_vals = [0, 1, 3, 2, 3, 5]

plt.plot(x_vals, y_vals)


# index = count()

# def animate(i):
#     x_vals.append(next(index))
#     y_vals.append(random.randint(0, 5))


plt.tight_layout()
plt.show()


# data = pd.read_csv('data.csv')
# x = data['x_value']
# y1 = data['total_1']
# y2 = data['total_2']

starting_code.py

Run Code 2 in Python - dont stop run code !

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import csv
import random
import time

x_value = 0
total_1 = 1000
total_2 = 1000

fieldnames = ["x_value", "total_1", "total_2"]


with open('data.csv', 'w') as csv_file:
    csv_writer = csv.DictWriter(csv_file, fieldnames=fieldnames)
    csv_writer.writeheader()

while True:

    with open('data.csv', 'a') as csv_file:
        csv_writer = csv.DictWriter(csv_file, fieldnames=fieldnames)

        info = {
            "x_value": x_value,
            "total_1": total_1,
            "total_2": total_2
        }

        csv_writer.writerow(info)
        print(x_value, total_1, total_2)

        x_value += 1
        total_1 = total_1 + random.randint(-6, 8)
        total_2 = total_2 + random.randint(-5, 6)

    time.sleep(1)

data_gen.py

Run Code 3 in Python - parallel with Code 2

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import random
from itertools import count
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.animation import FuncAnimation

plt.style.use('fivethirtyeight')

x_vals = []
y_vals = []

index = count()


def animate(i):
    data = pd.read_csv('data.csv')
    x = data['x_value']
    y1 = data['total_1']
    y2 = data['total_2']

    plt.cla()

    plt.plot(x, y1, label='Channel 1')
    plt.plot(x, y2, label='Channel 2')

    plt.legend(loc='upper left')
    plt.tight_layout()


ani = FuncAnimation(plt.gcf(), animate, interval=1000)

plt.tight_layout()
plt.show()

finished_code.py

Output - LIVE