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mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.inset_locator.mark_inset(parent_axes, inset_axes, loc1, loc2, **kwargs)[source]

Draw a box to mark the location of an area represented by an inset axes.

This function draws a box in parent_axes at the bounding box of inset_axes, and shows a connection with the inset axes by drawing lines at the corners, giving a "zoomed in" effect.

parent_axes : matplotlib.axes.Axes

Axes which contains the area of the inset axes.

inset_axes : matplotlib.axes.Axes

The inset axes.

loc1, loc2 : {1, 2, 3, 4}

Corners to use for connecting the inset axes and the area in the parent axes.


Patch properties for the lines and box drawn:

Property Description
agg_filter a filter function, which takes a (m, n, 3) float array and a dpi value, and returns a (m, n, 3) array
alpha float or None
animated bool
antialiased unknown
capstyle {'butt', 'round', 'projecting'}
clip_box Bbox
clip_on bool
clip_path [(Path, Transform) | Patch | None]
color color
contains callable
edgecolor color or None or 'auto'
facecolor color or None
figure Figure
fill bool
gid str
hatch {'/', '\', '|', '-', '+', 'x', 'o', 'O', '.', '*'}
in_layout bool
joinstyle {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}
label object
linestyle {'-', '--', '-.', ':', '', (offset, on-off-seq), ...}
linewidth float or None for default
path_effects AbstractPathEffect
picker None or bool or float or callable
rasterized bool or None
sketch_params (scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)
snap bool or None
transform Transform
url str
visible bool
zorder float
pp : matplotlib.patches.Patch

The patch drawn to represent the area of the inset axes.

p1, p2 : matplotlib.patches.Patch

The patches connecting two corners of the inset axes and its area.

Examples using mpl_toolkits.axes_grid1.inset_locator.mark_inset