How to set timeout to in Matplotlib?

To set timeout to in Matplotlib, we can take the following steps −

  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create a new backend-specific subclass of '.Timer'.
  • Add a callback function that will be called whenever one of the plt.close() properties changes.
  • Plot a list of data points.
  • Start the timer.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

fig = plt.figure()

# set the timer interval 5000 milliseconds
timer = fig.canvas.new_timer(interval = 5000)

plt.ylabel('Y-axis Data')



The window will close automatically after 5 seconds, as we have set the timer interval at 5000 milliseconds.

Updated on: 08-Jul-2021

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