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class matplotlib.patches.Arrow(x, y, dx, dy, width=1.0, **kwargs)

An arrow patch.

Draws an arrow from (x, y) to (x + dx, y + dy). The width of the arrow is scaled by width.


x : scalar

x coordinate of the arrow tail

y : scalar

y coordinate of the arrow tail

dx : scalar

Arrow length in the x direction

dy : scalar

Arrow length in the y direction

width : scalar, optional (default: 1)

Scale factor for the width of the arrow. With a default value of 1, the tail width is 0.2 and head width is 0.6.

**kwargs :

Keyword arguments control the Patch properties:

Property Description
agg_filter unknown
alpha float or None
animated [True | False]
antialiased or aa [True | False] or None for default
capstyle [‘butt’ | ‘round’ | ‘projecting’]
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, None, ‘none’, or ‘auto’
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’ | ‘.’ | ‘*’]
joinstyle [‘miter’ | ‘round’ | ‘bevel’]
label string or anything printable with ‘%s’ conversion.
linestyle or ls [‘solid’ | ‘dashed’, ‘dashdot’, ‘dotted’ | (offset, on-off-dash-seq) | '-' | '--' | '-.' | ':' | 'None' | ' ' | '']
linewidth or lw float or None for default
path_effects unknown
picker [None|float|boolean|callable]
rasterized [True | False | None]
sketch_params unknown
snap unknown
transform Transform instance
url a url string
visible [True | False]
zorder any number

See also

Patch that allows independent control of the head and tail properties

Examples using matplotlib.patches.Arrow