You are reading an old version of the documentation (v1.4.0). For the latest version see

Previous topic

lines_bars_and_markers example code:

Next topic

lines_bars_and_markers example code:

This Page

lines_bars_and_markers example code: line_styles_reference.pyΒΆ

(Source code, png, hires.png, pdf)

Reference for line-styles included with Matplotlib.
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

color = 'cornflowerblue'
points = np.ones(5)  # Draw 5 points for each line
text_style = dict(horizontalalignment='right', verticalalignment='center',
                  fontsize=12, fontdict={'family': 'monospace'})

def format_axes(ax):

def nice_repr(text):
    return repr(text).lstrip('u')

# Plot all line styles.
f, ax = plt.subplots()

linestyles = ['-', '--', '-.', ':']
for y, linestyle in enumerate(linestyles):
    ax.text(-0.5, y, nice_repr(linestyle), **text_style)
    ax.plot(y * points, linestyle=linestyle, color=color, linewidth=3)
    ax.set_title('line styles')

Keywords: python, matplotlib, pylab, example, codex (see Search examples)