an axis spine – the line noting the data area boundaries
Spines are the lines connecting the axis tick marks and noting the boundaries of the data area. They can be placed at arbitrary positions. See function:set_position for more information.
The default position is ('outward',0).
Spines are subclasses of class:Patch, and inherit much of their behavior.
Valid kwargs are:
Property Description agg_filter unknown alpha float or None animated [True | False] antialiased or aa [True | False] or None for default axes an Axes instance clip_box a matplotlib.transforms.Bbox instance clip_on [True | False] clip_path [ (Path, Transform) | Patch | None ] color matplotlib color spec contains a callable function edgecolor or ec mpl color spec, or None for default, or ‘none’ for no color facecolor or fc mpl color spec, or None for default, or ‘none’ for no color figure a matplotlib.figure.Figure instance fill [True | False] gid an id string hatch [ ‘/’ | ‘\’ | ‘|’ | ‘-‘ | ‘+’ | ‘x’ | ‘o’ | ‘O’ | ‘.’ | ‘*’ ] label string or anything printable with ‘%s’ conversion. linestyle or ls [‘solid’ | ‘dashed’ | ‘dashdot’ | ‘dotted’] linewidth or lw float or None for default lod [True | False] path_effects unknown picker [None|float|boolean|callable] rasterized [True | False | None] snap unknown transform Transform instance url a url string visible [True | False] zorder any number
(staticmethod) Returns a circular Spine.
Clear the current spine
Get the bounds of the spine.
get the spine position
get whether the spine has smart bounds
get the spine transform
return True if directly on axes frame
This is useful for determining if a spine is the edge of an old style MPL plot. If so, this function will return True.
register an axis
An axis should be registered with its corresponding spine from the Axes instance. This allows the spine to clear any axis properties when needed.
Set the bounds of the spine.
Set the edgecolor.
ACCEPTS: matplotlib color arg or sequence of rgba tuples
set the spine to be circular
set the spine to be linear
set the position of the spine
Spine position is specified by a 2 tuple of (position type, amount). The position types are:
Additionally, shorthand notations define a special positions:
set the spine and associated axis to have smart bounds