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pylab_examples example code: eventcollection_demo.pyΒΆ

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#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- Coding:utf-8 -*-
'''Plot two curves, then use EventCollections to mark the locations of the x
and y data points on the respective axes for each curve'''

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.collections import EventCollection
import numpy as np

# create random data
xdata = np.random.random([2, 10])

# split the data into two parts
xdata1 = xdata[0, :]
xdata2 = xdata[1, :]

# sort the data so it makes clean curves

# create some y data points
ydata1 = xdata1 ** 2
ydata2 = 1 - xdata2 ** 3

# plot the data
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(1, 1, 1)
ax.plot(xdata1, ydata1, 'r', xdata2, ydata2, 'b')

# create the events marking the x data points
xevents1 = EventCollection(xdata1, color=[1, 0, 0], linelength=0.05)
xevents2 = EventCollection(xdata2, color=[0, 0, 1], linelength=0.05)

# create the events marking the y data points
yevents1 = EventCollection(ydata1, color=[1, 0, 0], linelength=0.05,
yevents2 = EventCollection(ydata2, color=[0, 0, 1], linelength=0.05,

# add the events to the axis

# set the limits
ax.set_xlim([0, 1])
ax.set_ylim([0, 1])

ax.set_title('line plot with data points')

# display the plot

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