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Axes.axvline(x=0, ymin=0, ymax=1, **kwargs)

Add a vertical line across the axes.


x : scalar, optional, default: 0

x position in data coordinates of the vertical line.

ymin : scalar, optional, default: 0

Should be between 0 and 1, 0 being the bottom of the plot, 1 the top of the plot.

ymax : scalar, optional, default: 1

Should be between 0 and 1, 0 being the bottom of the plot, 1 the top of the plot.



See also

for example plot and source code


  • draw a thick red vline at x = 0 that spans the yrange:

    >>> axvline(linewidth=4, color='r')
  • draw a default vline at x = 1 that spans the yrange:

    >>> axvline(x=1)
  • draw a default vline at x = .5 that spans the middle half of the yrange:

    >>> axvline(x=.5, ymin=0.25, ymax=0.75)

Valid kwargs are Line2D properties, with the exception of ‘transform’:

Property Description
agg_filter unknown
alpha float (0.0 transparent through 1.0 opaque)
animated [True | False]
antialiased or aa [True | False]
axes an Axes instance
clip_box a matplotlib.transforms.Bbox instance
clip_on [True | False]
clip_path [ (Path, Transform) | Patch | None ]
color or c any matplotlib color
contains a callable function
dash_capstyle [‘butt’ | ‘round’ | ‘projecting’]
dash_joinstyle [‘miter’ | ‘round’ | ‘bevel’]
dashes sequence of on/off ink in points
drawstyle [‘default’ | ‘steps’ | ‘steps-pre’ | ‘steps-mid’ | ‘steps-post’]
figure a matplotlib.figure.Figure instance
fillstyle [‘full’ | ‘left’ | ‘right’ | ‘bottom’ | ‘top’ | ‘none’]
gid an id string
label string or anything printable with ‘%s’ conversion.
linestyle or ls [‘solid’ | ‘dashed’, ‘dashdot’, ‘dotted’ | (offset, on-off-dash-seq) | '-' | '--' | '-.' | ':' | 'None' | ' ' | '']
linewidth or lw float value in points
marker A valid marker style
markeredgecolor or mec any matplotlib color
markeredgewidth or mew float value in points
markerfacecolor or mfc any matplotlib color
markerfacecoloralt or mfcalt any matplotlib color
markersize or ms float
markevery [None | int | length-2 tuple of int | slice | list/array of int | float | length-2 tuple of float]
path_effects unknown
picker float distance in points or callable pick function fn(artist, event)
pickradius float distance in points
rasterized [True | False | None]
sketch_params unknown
snap unknown
solid_capstyle [‘butt’ | ‘round’ | ‘projecting’]
solid_joinstyle [‘miter’ | ‘round’ | ‘bevel’]
transform a matplotlib.transforms.Transform instance
url a url string
visible [True | False]
xdata 1D array
ydata 1D array
zorder any number