# matplotlib.pyplot.xkcd¶

matplotlib.pyplot.xkcd(scale=1, length=100, randomness=2)[source]

Turn on xkcd sketch-style drawing mode. This will only have effect on things drawn after this function is called.

For best results, the "Humor Sans" font should be installed: it is not included with matplotlib.

Parameters: scalefloat, optionalThe amplitude of the wiggle perpendicular to the source line. lengthfloat, optionalThe length of the wiggle along the line. randomnessfloat, optionalThe scale factor by which the length is shrunken or expanded.

Notes

This function works by a number of rcParams, so it will probably override others you have set before.

If you want the effects of this function to be temporary, it can be used as a context manager, for example:

with plt.xkcd():
# This figure will be in XKCD-style
fig1 = plt.figure()
# ...

# This figure will be in regular style
fig2 = plt.figure()