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matplotlib.pyplot.grid(b=None, which='major', axis='both', **kwargs)

Turn the axes grids on or off.

Set the axes grids on or off; b is a boolean. (For MATLAB compatibility, b may also be a string, ‘on’ or ‘off’.)

If b is None and len(kwargs)==0, toggle the grid state. If kwargs are supplied, it is assumed that you want a grid and b is thus set to True.

which can be ‘major’ (default), ‘minor’, or ‘both’ to control whether major tick grids, minor tick grids, or both are affected.

axis can be ‘both’ (default), ‘x’, or ‘y’ to control which set of gridlines are drawn.

kwargs are used to set the grid line properties, e.g.,:

ax.grid(color='r', linestyle='-', linewidth=2)

Valid Line2D kwargs are

Property Description
agg_filter unknown
alpha float (0.0 transparent through 1.0 opaque)
animated [True | False]
antialiased or aa [True | False]
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