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class matplotlib.patches.Polygon(xy, closed=True, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: matplotlib.patches.Patch

A general polygon patch.

xy is a numpy array with shape Nx2.

If closed is True, the polygon will be closed so the starting and ending points are the same.

Valid kwargs are:

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 or aa unknown
capstyle {'butt', 'round', 'projecting'}
clip_box Bbox
clip_on bool
clip_path [(Path, Transform) | Patch | None]
color color
contains callable
edgecolor or ec color or None or 'auto'
facecolor or fc color or None
figure Figure
fill bool
gid str
hatch {'/', '\', '|', '-', '+', 'x', 'o', 'O', '.', '*'}
in_layout bool
joinstyle {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}
label object
linestyle or ls {'-', '--', '-.', ':', '', (offset, on-off-seq), ...}
linewidth or lw float or None
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

Returns if the polygon is closed

closed : bool

If the path is closed


Get the path of the polygon

path : Path

The Path object for the polygon


Get the vertices of the path.

vertices : (N, 2) numpy array

The coordinates of the vertices.

set_closed(self, closed)[source]

Set if the polygon is closed

closed : bool

True if the polygon is closed

set_xy(self, xy)[source]

Set the vertices of the polygon.

xy : (N, 2) array-like

The coordinates of the vertices.


The vertices of the path as (N, 2) numpy array.