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showcase example code: xkcd.py

(Source code)

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

with plt.xkcd():
    # Based on "Stove Ownership" from XKCD by Randall Monroe
    # http://xkcd.com/418/

    fig = plt.figure()
    ax = fig.add_axes((0.1, 0.2, 0.8, 0.7))
    ax.spines['right'].set_color('none')
    ax.spines['top'].set_color('none')
    plt.xticks([])
    plt.yticks([])
    ax.set_ylim([-30, 10])

    data = np.ones(100)
    data[70:] -= np.arange(30)

    plt.annotate(
        'THE DAY I REALIZED\nI COULD COOK BACON\nWHENEVER I WANTED',
        xy=(70, 1), arrowprops=dict(arrowstyle='->'), xytext=(15, -10))

    plt.plot(data)

    plt.xlabel('time')
    plt.ylabel('my overall health')
    fig.text(
        0.5, 0.05,
        '"Stove Ownership" from xkcd by Randall Monroe',
        ha='center')

    # Based on "The Data So Far" from XKCD by Randall Monroe
    # http://xkcd.com/373/

    fig = plt.figure()
    ax = fig.add_axes((0.1, 0.2, 0.8, 0.7))
    ax.bar([-0.125, 1.0-0.125], [0, 100], 0.25)
    ax.spines['right'].set_color('none')
    ax.spines['top'].set_color('none')
    ax.xaxis.set_ticks_position('bottom')
    ax.set_xticks([0, 1])
    ax.set_xlim([-0.5, 1.5])
    ax.set_ylim([0, 110])
    ax.set_xticklabels(['CONFIRMED BY\nEXPERIMENT', 'REFUTED BY\nEXPERIMENT'])
    plt.yticks([])

    plt.title("CLAIMS OF SUPERNATURAL POWERS")

    fig.text(
        0.5, 0.05,
        '"The Data So Far" from xkcd by Randall Monroe',
        ha='center')

plt.show()

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