Command line utilities
A successful installation of Taichi should add a CLI (Command-Line
Interface) to your system, which is helpful to perform several rountine
tasks quickly. To invoke the CLI, please run
python3 -m taichi.
Taichi provides a set of bundled examples. You could run
ti example -h
to print the help message and get a list of available example names.
For instance, to run the basic
fractal example, try:
ti example fractal
from your shell. (
ti example fractal.py should also work)
You may print the source code of example by running
ti example -p fractal, or
ti example -P fractal for print with
You may also save the example to current work directory by running
ti example -s fractal.
Sometimes it's convenient to view the changelog of the current version
of Taichi. To do so, you could run
ti changelog in your shell.
Sometimes it's convenient to start a Python shell with
import taichi as ti as a pre-loaded module for fast testing and
confirmation. To do so from your shell, you could run
When you try to report potential bugs in an issue, please consider
ti diagnose and offer its output as an attachment. This could
help maintainers to learn more about the context and the system
information of your environment to make the debugging process more
efficient and solve your issue more easily.
Before posting it, please review and make sure there's no sensitive information about your data or yourself gets carried in.
Converting PNGs to video
Sometimes it's convenient to convert a series of
png files into a
single video when showing your result to others.
For example, suppose you have
000001.png, ... generated
according to Export your results in the
current working directory.
Then you could run
ti video to create a file
all these images as frames (sorted by file name).
ti video -f40 for creating a video with 40 FPS.
Converting video to GIF
Sometimes we need
gif images in order to post the result on forums.
To do so, you could run
ti gif -i video.mp4, where
video.mp4 is the
mp4 video (generated with instructions above).
ti gif -i video.mp4 -f40 for creating a GIF with 40 FPS.