Fix Python – Pycharm does not show plot

Question

Asked By – Rasmus Larsen

Pycharm does not show plot from the following code:

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import matplotlib as plt

ts = pd.Series(np.random.randn(1000), index=pd.date_range('1/1/2000', periods=1000))

ts = ts.cumsum()    
ts.plot()

What happens is that a window appears for less than a second, and then disappears again.

Using the Pyzo IEP IDE (using same interpreter) on the same code the plot shows as expected.

…So the problem must be with some setting on Pycharm.
I’ve tried using both python.exe and pythonw.exe as interpreter both with same results.

This is my sys_info:

C:\pyzo2014a\pythonw.exe -u C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\PyCharm Community Edition 3.4.1\helpers\pydev\pydevconsole.py 57315 57316
PyDev console: using IPython 2.1.0import sys; print('Python %s on %s' % (sys.version, sys.platform))
Python 3.4.1 |Continuum Analytics, Inc.| (default, May 19 2014, 13:02:30) [MSC v.1600 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
sys.path.extend(['C:\\Users\\Rasmus\\PycharmProjects\\untitled2'])
In[3]: import IPython
print(IPython.sys_info())
{'commit_hash': '681fd77',
 'commit_source': 'installation',
 'default_encoding': 'UTF-8',
 'ipython_path': 'C:\\pyzo2014a\\lib\\site-packages\\IPython',
 'ipython_version': '2.1.0',
 'os_name': 'nt',
 'platform': 'Windows-8-6.2.9200',
 'sys_executable': 'C:\\pyzo2014a\\pythonw.exe',
 'sys_platform': 'win32',
 'sys_version': '3.4.1 |Continuum Analytics, Inc.| (default, May 19 2014, '
                '13:02:30) [MSC v.1600 64 bit (AMD64)]'}

Now we will see solution for issue: Pycharm does not show plot


Answer

Just use

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
plt.show()

This command tells the system to draw the plot in Pycharm.

Example:

plt.imshow(img.reshape((28, 28)))
plt.show()

This question is answered By – Amit Lohan

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