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pylab_examples example code: text_handles.pyΒΆ

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Controlling the properties of axis text using handles

See examples/ for a more elegant, pythonic way to control
fonts.  After all, if we were slaves to MATLAB , we wouldn't be
using python!

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

def f(t):
    s1 = np.sin(2*np.pi*t)
    e1 = np.exp(-t)
    return np.multiply(s1, e1)

t1 = np.arange(0.0, 5.0, 0.1)
t2 = np.arange(0.0, 5.0, 0.02)

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
plt.plot(t1, f(t1), 'bo', t2, f(t2), 'k')
plt.text(3.0, 0.6, 'f(t) = exp(-t) sin(2 pi t)')
ttext = plt.title('Fun with text!')
ytext = plt.ylabel('Damped oscillation')
xtext = plt.xlabel('time (s)')

plt.setp(ttext, size='large', color='r', style='italic')
plt.setp(xtext, size='medium', name=['Courier', 'DejaVu Sans Mono'],
     weight='bold', color='g')
plt.setp(ytext, size='medium', name=['Helvetica', 'DejaVu Sans'],
     weight='light', color='b')

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