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Axes.set_axisbelow(self, b)

Set whether axis ticks and gridlines are above or below most artists.

This controls the zorder of the ticks and gridlines. For more information on the zorder see Zorder Demo.

b : bool or 'line'

Possible values:

  • True (zorder = 0.5): Ticks and gridlines are below all Artists.
  • 'line' (zorder = 1.5): Ticks and gridlines are above patches (e.g. rectangles, with default zorder = 1) but still below lines and markers (with their default zorder = 2).
  • False (zorder = 2.5): Ticks and gridlines are above patches and lines / markers.

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