matplotlib.pyplot.broken_barh(xranges, yrange, *, data=None, **kwargs)[source]

Plot a horizontal sequence of rectangles.

A rectangle is drawn for each element of xranges. All rectangles have the same vertical position and size defined by yrange.

This is a convenience function for instantiating a BrokenBarHCollection, adding it to the axes and autoscaling the view.

xrangessequence of tuples (xmin, xwidth)

The x-positions and extends of the rectangles. For each tuple (xmin, xwidth) a rectangle is drawn from xmin to xmin + xwidth.

yrange(ymin, yheight)

The y-position and extend for all the rectangles.

collectionA BrokenBarHCollection
Other Parameters:
**kwargsBrokenBarHCollection properties

Each kwarg can be either a single argument applying to all rectangles, e.g.:


or a sequence of arguments over which is cycled, e.g.:

facecolors=('black', 'blue')

would create interleaving black and blue rectangles.

Supported keywords:

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 or antialiaseds bool or sequence of bools
array ndarray
capstyle {'butt', 'round', 'projecting'}
clim (vmin: float, vmax: float)
clip_box Bbox
clip_on bool
clip_path Patch or (Path, Transform) or None
cmap colormap or registered colormap name
color color or sequence of rgba tuples
contains callable
edgecolor or ec or edgecolors color or sequence of colors or 'face'
facecolor or facecolors or fc color or sequence of colors
figure Figure
gid str
hatch {'/', '\', '|', '-', '+', 'x', 'o', 'O', '.', '*'}
in_layout bool
joinstyle {'miter', 'round', 'bevel'}
label object
linestyle or dashes or linestyles or ls {'-', '--', '-.', ':', '', (offset, on-off-seq), ...}
linewidth or linewidths or lw float or sequence of floats
norm Normalize
offset_position {'screen', 'data'}
offsets array-like (N, 2) or (2,)
path_effects AbstractPathEffect
picker None or bool or float or callable
pickradius unknown
rasterized bool or None
sketch_params (scale: float, length: float, randomness: float)
snap bool or None
transform Transform
url str
urls List[str] or None
visible bool
zorder float



In addition to the above described arguments, this function can take a data keyword argument. If such a data argument is given, the following arguments are replaced by data[<arg>]:

  • All positional and all keyword arguments.

Objects passed as data must support item access (data[<arg>]) and membership test (<arg> in data).