Dynamic Spline Example#

This example shows how to draw dynamic data.

You can check a simple animation of this example here.

Dynamic Spline Screenshot 1 Dynamic Spline Screenshot 2
import random

from PySide6.QtCharts import QChart, QSplineSeries, QValueAxis
from PySide6.QtCore import Qt, QTimer, Slot
from PySide6.QtGui import QPen


class Chart(QChart):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        super().__init__(QChart.ChartTypeCartesian, parent, Qt.WindowFlags())
        self._timer = QTimer()
        self._series = QSplineSeries(self)
        self._titles = []
        self._axisX = QValueAxis()
        self._axisY = QValueAxis()
        self._step = 0
        self._x = 5
        self._y = 1

        self._timer.timeout.connect(self.handleTimeout)
        self._timer.setInterval(1000)

        green = QPen(Qt.red)
        green.setWidth(3)
        self._series.setPen(green)
        self._series.append(self._x, self._y)

        self.addSeries(self._series)
        self.addAxis(self._axisX, Qt.AlignBottom)
        self.addAxis(self._axisY, Qt.AlignLeft)

        self._series.attachAxis(self._axisX)
        self._series.attachAxis(self._axisY)
        self._axisX.setTickCount(5)
        self._axisX.setRange(0, 10)
        self._axisY.setRange(-5, 10)

        self._timer.start()

    @Slot()
    def handleTimeout(self):
        x = self.plotArea().width() / self._axisX.tickCount()
        y = (self._axisX.max() - self._axisX.min()) / self._axisX.tickCount()
        self._x += y
        self._y = random.uniform(0, 5) - 2.5
        self._series.append(self._x, self._y)
        self.scroll(x, 0)
        if self._x == 100:
            self._timer.stop()
"""PySide6 port of the Dynamic Spline example from Qt v5.x"""
import sys

from PySide6.QtCharts import QChart, QChartView
from PySide6.QtGui import QPainter
from PySide6.QtWidgets import QApplication, QMainWindow

from chart import Chart

if __name__ == "__main__":

    a = QApplication(sys.argv)
    window = QMainWindow()
    chart = Chart()
    chart.setTitle("Dynamic spline chart")
    chart.legend().hide()
    chart.setAnimationOptions(QChart.AllAnimations)
    chart_view = QChartView(chart)
    chart_view.setRenderHint(QPainter.Antialiasing)
    window.setCentralWidget(chart_view)
    window.resize(400, 300)
    window.show()

    sys.exit(a.exec())