Pause Map refresh using python code

Discussion created by elhalhuli on Nov 1, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2013 by msayler
I have script that I run from the python window in arcmap that creates intermediate feature classes that I then delete once the final feature class is created.
The problem is I cannot find a way to stop ArcMap plotting these intermediate feature classes and refreshing the map as each one is created.
Is there a way to pause the map update (using code) that I can incorporate in my script?