Fast way to draw moving graphs in video

Hi all,

I'm currently drawing a graph snapshot to an image file, then loading it
back in and writing that image to a video with OpenCV. This I/O process is
a big bottleneck. Does anyone know a faster way to do this? Are there ways
in graph-tool to speed this up or skip the I/O alltogether?

- Lex

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`graph_draw` accepts either a file name or a file object. I would investigate passing a BytesIO ( object to the `output` parameter of `graph_draw` (instead of a filename).

You can then read from the BytesIO object (for instance, to a numpy array) and then pass it to OpenCV. This should avoid disk I/O entirely.


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